State of the environment

Perth and Kinross is a wonderful place to live, but also, has challenges. You can find information on some of the more significant issues such as air and water quality, economic development, transportation, and healthy living can explored through the indicators and maps on these pages.

The purpose of the State of then Environment is to update and provide easy access to information about the current conditions affecting liveability in Perth and Kinross, to help us see where we started, and how we are progressing towards sustainability. For more information you can download the baseline icon State of the Environment Report [8Mb].

Air, water and soils

Our quality of life, health and well-being rely on clean water and air and productive soils, available minerals and water resources. View information on the current state of our air, water and soils in this section.

Climate change and energy

As climate change and renewable energy move to the top of the national policy agenda, we are at the forefront. Emissions and renewable capacity indicators measure our progress towards these goals.

Healthy living and communities

We are working to help communities benefit from improved access to the outdoors and in turn, improve health and wellbeing. View information on our progress in this section.

Transportation and waste

Changing our patterns of consumption and travel is a difficult challenge. View more on our progress towards sustainable transport and waste management in this section.

Natural and historic environments

Preservation and enhancement of our distinctive landscape is important in maintaining community well being, biodiversity and supporting the local economy. View information on the state of our natural and cultural assets in this section.