State of the Environment Report
A State of the Environment (SoE) report is to be published at least every four years as specified under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995.
The State of the Environment report is a whole-of-government report that:
- assesses the condition of Queensland’s environment and coastal zone
- identifies significant trends in environmental and coastal values
reviews activities for protecting, managing and restoring the environment and coastal zone
- evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental and coastal management strategies.
The aim of the report is to provide information that will contribute to improving environmental management and outcomes while balancing the needs of economic development. The information helps the community, industry and government work towards improving environmental management and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The report has been developed for groups such as:
- decision makers, policy makers and planners in government, business and industry
- community groups
- students and researchers
- the general public.
The State of the Environment Queensland 2011 report is the fifth report prepared for Queensland. The following reports have also been published: