2019 State of Environment

Welcome to the page dedicated to our 2019 State of Environment, which is now available. The last State of Environment report was released in 2013.
Natural resource management is a core function of Horizons as set out in legislation, our strategic direction, policies and community outcomes. One of these requirements is to monitor and report on the state of our environment. The purpose of this document is to provide information to our community on the current state and trends of our natural resources. Also included are some case studies that highlight some of the work being undertaken to address key pressures.

Check out the video below to learn more about the report and future plans.


State of the Environment Report 2019


What you'll find in the report

The report is broken down into four chapters, climate, air, land and water. These chapters then go into the following sections: 

  • Our Region (introduction to the report)
  • Climate Chapter
  • Air Chapter
  • Land Chapter
    • Productive Land
    • Fluvial Research and Gravel Use
    • Biodiversity
    • Biosecurity
  • Water Chapter
    • Water Quantity
    • Groundwater Quality
    • River Quality
    • Lakes
    • Estuaries and Coast
    • Swim Spot Monitoring
  • Glossary
  • References

Catchment Summaries

The documents below provide a snapshot of our State of Environment reporting for each catchment in our region. These will be updated annually and we hope they help our communities get a big picture understanding of what's happening in their catchment.