The human and urban environment is our most heavily modified and intensively used environment and presents specific challenges in the use of resources and services and the management of pollution and waste
Around 94% of the energy used in NSW comes from non-renewable sources such as oil, coal and gas.
over the last three years
The demand for transport has increased as the population grows. Total vehicle kilometres travelled has increased but levels per person have dropped.
of all weekday trips in Sydney in 2016–17, compared to about 11% in 2007–08
In 2014–15, total waste generated in NSW continued to fall, since it peaked in 2010–11 at over 17 million tonnes.
against the 2013–14 benchmark
Contaminated sites continue to be notified at a steady rate, but the total number of sites being regulated has decreased slightly.
sites regulated by the EPA between 1997 and 2017
Per person water demand has been stable in Greater Sydney and declining elsewhere. There has been 100% compliance with drinking water guidelines.
Stable overall since 2009