Environmental Monitoring

'Score cards' annual snapshot of environment

Nelson City Council produced its first State Of the Environment (SOE) report in 1999, which provided a consolidation of knowledge concerning our environment: land, sea, freshwater and air. Subsequent consolidated reports (2005 and 2010) have been produced on a five-year basis, which present the key results and data trends describing the health of our environment. The most recent SOE report was published in 2018.

Council has moved to produce a scorecard format, to succinctly report on the key issues and put more emphasis on what initiatives are being undertaken to maintain and enhance our environment. 

The new annual monitoring summaries are comprehensive documents that provide key up-to-date monitoring results for water, air and bathing water quality in the Nelson region and are aimed at a wide audience; the public, schools, community groups and industry.

Monitoring summary scorecards

The monitoring summaries are available in colour A4 copies from the Customer Service Centre and Libraries or can be downloaded as electronic PDFs. The Annual Monitoring Summaries include: