State of the Environment Monitoring

State of the environment (SOE) monitoring and reporting can provide early warning of environmental problems and illustrate where environmental management has been effective.

It allows councils and communities to access information on the state or condition of the environment and key environmental pressures, and to assess possible and actual responses.

State of the environment monitoring informs decision-making by helping determine the need for further action, and by indicating broadly where policies and actions can be improved or may need review.