The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

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Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Noise regulations allow for noisy activities to be undertaken at reasonable times.

Policy & Legislation

Policy & Legislation

Policies and legislation underpin Tasmania's environmental management and pollution control systems.

Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality

Real-time air quality data for Tasmania from the BLANkET network of monitoring stations.

Assessment

Assessment

The EPA is responsible for assessing the environmental impacts of new development proposals.

Regulation

Regulation

The EPA regulates several hundred industrial and municipal activities of various types and sizes.

Items of Interest

EPA Sustainability Award 2021 winners University of Tasmania with Andrew Paul, Chair of the EPA Board

Announcing the 2021 Winner of the EPA Sustainability Award

The University of Tasmania has won the prestigious EPA Sustainability Award for 2021.

EPA considers proposal for the Cressy Hatchery upgrade

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd (‘Petuna’) for a proposed upgrade to the Cressy Hatchery in the Northern Midlands municipality. The proposal was referred to the Board in September 2021.

EPA considers proposal for Porters Bridge Road Quarry, Exton

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Walters Contracting Pty Ltd for Porters Bridge Road in Meander Valley.

EPA considers proposal for Stowport Abattoir, Northwest Tasmania

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Footrot Flats Pty Ltd for the Stowport Abattoir in Burnie City Council municipality. The proposal was referred to the Board in February 2019.

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.