Our Vision, Goals & Values

​​​​​​​​​​​Ou​​r Vision

A clean, healthy and sustainable Tasmania.

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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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 Service Act 2000.

Our Goals

​​​Clean Air

​Air quality that protects the health an​​d well being 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 and does not compromise community health or well being​.

Sustainable Use of Resources

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

​​​Acknowle​​dgement of People and Country

​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.​​​​