Environment of Hurstville

Contents:
State of the Environment Report 2008-2012
State of the Environment Report Archive


PAGE SOURCE:  Hurstville City Council’s website (external link)

State of the Environment Report 2008-2012

Introduction
Under the Local Government Act 1993, section 428A , Council is required to report on its environmental performance during the 2008/2009 – 2011/2012 Council term. The State of the Environment (SoE) Report must detail Council’s performance against the environmental objectives as outlined in the Hurstville’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP is based on four pillars- Social and Cultural Development, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Prosperity, and Civic Leadership. This report will outline Council’s performance on the actions described under the Environmental Sustainability pillar.

The CSP was endorsed by Council in June 2011, and as a result does not cover the full term of the State of the Environment Reporting Period. This SoE will report against the Environmental Sustainability Pillar in the CSP for the full term of the reporting period (2008/9 – 20011/12); however some data is not available for the period prior to the formal adoption of the CSP.

Structure of this Report
For the first time, this year the SoE is completely online. It will detail projects, data captured and actions undertaken in the 2008/2009 – 2011/2012 period that fall under the following objectives (as outlined in the Environmental Sustainability pillar of the CSP). Please click on each objective to see what Council has achieved.

Objective

B.1  Environmentally sustainable practices- adopting and promoting environmentally sustainable practices such as water and energy savings, improving water quality in creeks, and reducing noise pollution

B.2  Public Health- Providing support and initiating programs to improve public health such as mental health, drug and alcohol awareness programs, and health standards in food outlets

B.3  Reducing illegal dumping and littering

B.4  Preserving scenic and cultural heritage sites

B.5  Improving domestic and commercial waste collection

To measure performance, a number of indicators have been developed as part of the CSP. Please click on each indicator to see how Council is tracking in meeting its objectives under the Environmental Sustainability pillar.

Indicator

  1. Community and business awareness
  2. Level of participation in environmentally related activities
  3. Number/capacity of stormwater capture facilities
  4. Usage of energy and water in Council Facilities
  5. Level and extent of noise pollution
  6. Performance against targets in the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Authority Catchment Action Plan (SMCMA Action Plan)
  7. Number of health standard violations in food outlets
  8. Proportion of complaints about environmental compliance responded to within 48 hours
  9. Proportion of registered premises inspected annually
  10. Waste collected (commercial and residential)
  11. Number of incidences and complaints of illegal dumping
  12. Number of incidences of littering
  13. Public awareness, knowledge, appropriate use and development of heritage sites
  14. Proportion of waste not diverted to landfill
  15. Public awareness and knowledge of correct practices

PAGE SOURCE:  Hurstville City Council’s website (external link)

State of the Environment Report Archive

Information on environmental sustainability, human settlement, atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity in Hurstville City is contained in Council’s State of the Environment reports. State of the Environment reports provide a public record of the activities of government, industry, and the community in protecting the environment. They also assist Hurstville City Council to monitor changes occurring in the local environment and plan appropriate strategies to address these changes.

Council has consolidated information contained in the reports in the Hurstville Snapshot, which provides an overview of the quality of life in the Hurstville local government area. It consolidates both the environmental reporting and social planning as required under the Local Government Act 1993.

State of the Environment Reports to download:
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2009-2010 (836.47kB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2009-2010 (836.47kB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2008-2009 (2.33MB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2007-2008 (3.02MB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2006-2007 (720.37kB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2005-2006 (1,004.86kB)
PDF:  State of the Environment Update 2004-2005 (534.90kB)