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Environment Protection Authority

New South Wales State of the Environment reporting

The New South Wales State of the Environment (SoE) report is prepared every three years by the EPA under section 10 of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991.

The NSW SoE 2015 report is the ninth SoE report in NSW and continues to build on the valuable time-series data of previous reports. A printed copy of the SoE 2015 report may also be purchased from the EPA Information Centre (Sydney CBD) .

NSW SoE reporting:

  • assesses the status and condition of major environmental resources in NSW and examines environmental trends 
  • describes the pressures that affect the environment and the responses to those pressures 
  • provides credible, robust, statewide environmental information for environmental policy makers and decision makers who manage the state’s natural resources, and the general community.

Although SoE reports are prepared by the EPA, much of the information originates from a wide range of government agencies and independent specialists who provide data, information, analysis and interpretation, as well as reviewing the content of the reports. The EPA relies heavily on this support and analysis.

Most states and territories of Australia produce their own detailed SoE reports. At a national level SoE reporting is conducted every five years by the Australian Government Department of the Environment.

Page last updated: 20 June 2016