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Sustainability Objectives for the Tasmanian EPA

The EPA administers the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) and also seeks to further the objectives of sustainability and sustainable development, in line with the objectives of Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System (RMPS), through means such as:

  • considering the implications of development proposals, and applying conditions to prevent environmental harm, within the broader context of their implications for sustainable development
  • supporting and promoting activities which are recognised as essential for the sustainability of our society into the future, such as energy efficiency, waste minimisation and management, resource efficiency, education and innovation
  • providing incentives that further these objectives.

Latest News

26 May 2017
The EPA has issued environmental guidelines for the development of a waste collection system under fish pens in Macquarie Harbour.
26 May 2017
The Government is seeking comment from the community on new draft Smoke Regulations, which will replace the current regulations in August.
25 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has published the 3rd Edition of the Quarry Code of Practice. This replaces the 2nd Edition published in 1999,…