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2011 State of the Derwent Report Card

News Story - A report card looking at the health of the Derwent has found that investments to improve water quality are paying off, but that a broader scope may be needed to sustain river health in the longer term. (20/12/2011)

New EPA website

The EPA has a new online presence. Content and information previously found on the old Environment and old EPA websites are now combined on the new EPA website. (15/12/2011)

What to do with those 'old' Christmas cards

Don’t throw them away! Instead you can give them new life. (15/12/2011)

Derwent Estuary Program moves full circle back to Lands Building

The Derwent Estuary Program has a new home in Hobart. For the past few years, the Program (known as DEP) has been located at Franklin Wharf but staff recently relocated to the 7th floor of the Lands Building in Macquarie Street. (9/12/2011)

Packaging Impacts – Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement

The Standing Council on Environment and Water has agreed to release the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Packaging Impacts for public comment. An extended consultation period over 16 weeks will allow for the Christmas and summer holidays (8/12/2011)

Transforming Waste so it Won’t be Wasted

A lamp cleverly made from salvaged sheet metal offcuts has been judged the winner of this year’s Bricolage Design Prize. (5/12/2011)

EPA Board decides on Cattle Hill proposal

The Environment Protection Authority Board has considered a proposal to construct a wind farm of up to 100 turbines in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. (28/11/2011)

Bring Out Your Chemicals

News Story - ‘ChemSafe Homes Tasmania’, a free household chemical drop-off service, continues this weekend in the state’s south. (23/11/2011)

Coastcare Week 5 11 December 2011

News Story - Healthy coasts and communities and the importance of coastal conversations will dominate discussions during Coastcare Week 2011. (14/11/2011)

Out and about during National Recycling Week 2011

Spreading the word about sustainability isn’t a typical Monday-to-Friday, 9-5 job and it's been a particularly busy period for EPA Division Sustainable Communities Officer Maree Bakker. (11/11/2011)

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