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Our Vision, Goals & Values

​​​​​Our Vision

A Tasmania that is clean, healthy and sustainable.


Our Purpose

To protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.


Our Values

Objectivity​​

Our work is underpinned by scientific principles, objectivity, professional rigour and the best available information. We use contemporarty science and technology to make informed decisions.

Independence

The EPA makes informed decisions based on sound evidence at a distance from Government. We answer to Parliament and the community for our performance.

Leadership

We make decisions to improve environmental outcomes that also support business and industry, and the community. Opinions are expressed on significant issues where appropriate in order to influence Government policy and environmental goals.

Collaboration

We consult with, and listen to, a wide range of interests, views and stakeholders across industry, government and the community. We value working in a partnership with other organisations to improve decisions and outcomes.

Transparency

Working with the community and industry requires us to share our directions and achievements openly. It is important for us to show how and why we have made our decisions, and how we have delivered on our commitments.

Professionalism

We strive to perform all our work to relevant professional standards for environmental management and pollution control, and to conduct ourselves in accordance with principles and rules established in the Tasmanian State Services Act 2000.


Our Goals

Clean Air

Air quality that protects the health an demenity of our community.

Clean Water

Water quality that supports the values and uses that our community, industries and economy require.

Clean Land

Land that is free of contaminants that would prevent its intended use or pollute the environment.

Healthy Noise

An environment in which noise is not unreasonably intrusive an does not compromise community health or amenity.

Sustainable Development

Development that supports a productive community and economy, while sustaining the potential of natural and physical resources to meet the needs of future generations.