Environment

​​Our goals of clean air, clean water, clean land, healthy noise and sustainable use of resources align with our vision of a clean, healthy, sustainable Tasmania. We are committed to protecting our community's health; quality of life; economy and the enjoyment of our natural environment.

  • Air
    Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world. Yet we can have significant air quality problems, especially with smoke from planned burning and domestic wood heating. The mixture of pollutants from many different sources in the air we breathe can result in serious health issues.
  • Water
    Our water quality must be safe for community use and meet environmental requirements. We aim to protect Tasmania's surface and groundwater resources.
  • Noise
    Noise in our environment has become a significant environmental issue. The quality of the acoustic environment, which includes the level of sound and its characteristics, can affect our work, leisure and sleep.
  • Land
    Contamination of land or water means a chemical substance or waste is above background level. Current or historic land uses can cause contamination which may pose an adverse health or environmental impact. To minimise these impacts we could require assessment, management and/or remediation.
  • Sustainability
    Environmental sustainability is meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • Environmental Information
    We routinely make available information that will assist the public in understanding what it is we do and how we do it.