State of Environment

Welcome to the page dedicated to our State of Environment reporting. 

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.

2023 State of Environment Report

This year we are reporting about our environment across each of the region's seven Freshwater Management Units (FMUs), proposed under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.


State of the Environment Report 2019


Regional State of Environment Summary 2020- 21


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

2019 State of Environment Report

View a video made for the 2019 State of Environment report below.