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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

16 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed open cut tin mine and processing plant by Ten Star Mining Pty Ltd…
09 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority is calling for nominations for the 2017 EPA Sustainability Award, which is one of several categories of the Tasmanian…
07 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of Tasmanian Irrigation's proposed quarry at Tayene within Launceston City Council's…