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Statement of Intent

​The Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA), requires the Minister responsible for the Act to provide the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) with a Statement of Expectation. In response and under section 15B of the Act, the EPA Board is required to respond by providing the Minister with a Statement of Intent.

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage provided the second Statement of Expectation to the Chair of the EPA Board on 11 January 2011. The EPA Board responded by issuing its Statement of Intent to the Minister adressing the matters relating to the role and functions of the Authority for the period up to 31 March 2012.

Under section 15B(6) of EMPCA, the Statement of Intent is effective from the date of the Minister's approval. It should be noted that the Statement of Intent may be amended by the Board from time to time as appropriate.

Statement of Intent 2016-18


Previous Statements of Intent

Statement of Intent 2015-2016​​​

Statement of Intent 2012 to 2014

Statement of Intent 2011

Statement of Intent - 13 February 2009 to 31 March 2010

The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts provided a first Statement of Expectation to the Chair of the EPA Board on 1 October 2008, in accordance with section 15 and Schedule 7 of EMPCA. The EPA Board responded by issuing its Statement of Intent to the Minister addressing matters relating the role and functions of the Authority for the period up to 31 March 2010.

Statement of Intent 13-02-2009

The Chair of the EPA issued a press release to accompany the Statement of Intent on 17 February 2009.

Statement of Intent - Media Release 13-02-2009