There is a new Environmental Planning guidance document available which aims to support local councils by providing advice that helps to integrate environmental awareness within current and future council activities.
Environmental Planning has been described as an area of planning that focuses on environmental issues, environmental assessment, and environmental policy.
In practical terms, this means considering current activities and future development in relation to:
• Air quality
• Water quality
• Soil quality
• Climatic conditions, including climate change
• Flora and fauna, including ecosystems
• Agriculture, including food production