The SHOROC Regional State of the Environment (SoE) Report 2009/10 has now been completed representing another successful year for the councils of the SHOROC region working together to collate environmental data that will contribute to sustainability in the region now and in the long-term.
The report details the trends in the condition of the environment across the SHOROC region and the projects and policies implemented in response by the partner councils (Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater) since the last comprehensive SHOROC SoE Report in 2008/09.
The SoE Project Team is made up of one sustainability staff member from each of the four councils. The team was formed in March 2010, to collate all data and case study information required for inclusion in the 2009/10 SoE Report. The Project Team, with Mosman Council as the Project Coordinator, continued to work together throughout the year to compile the SHOROC Regional SoE Report to meet the November 2010 deadline.
Between 2010 – 2012, the SHOROC member councils will begin operating under the new planning and reporting framework for local government. This will occur from 2010/11 for Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils and 2011/12 for Manly Council. As such the 2009/10 Regional SHOROC SoE Report will be the final regional report developed, with each individual council incorporating SoE reporting into their own reporting frameworks from 2010/11.