Local government

In 2010, the Commissioner undertook a project in partnership with the Municipal Association of Victoria to investigate the use, opportunities and constraints of State of the Environment reporting in local government in Victoria.

In 2011 the Commissioner released the  Choices Choices - Environmental and sustainability reporting in local government in Victoria report on the project at a workshop with State Government and local government and Municipal Association of Victoria representatives.

This publication highlights the very important role Victoria’s 79 councils play in achieving sustainability objectives in Victoria. Councils are the level of government ‘closest to the people and environment’ and make decisions every day that greatly influence the local and regional environment.