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​​​The following workshops, seminars  and training opportunities have been developed for EPA Tasmania and local government staff to improve environmental regulation and coordination between EPA Tasmania and Local Government.

​Coming up

​No events are currently scheduled.​​​

​​Previous Events

Environmental Auditing (2019)​​​

Delivered by EPA NSW on behalf of AELERT, this innovative competency based two-day course introduced and provided participants with hands on experience in environmental auditing. Using presentations, group exercises and assessments covering all aspects of environmental auditing, this course provided participants with the necessary skills and confidence to successfully plan, conduct and manage environmental compliance audits and strengthen their compliance capabilities. ​

​Sampling Training (2019)

EPA Tasmania has held sampling training several times.  The training has included the following: sampling planning, contaminant transport in the ecosystem; tips and reminders about how to sample water, soil and sediment for a range of analytes (including swab, microbacterial and biota samples); quality assurance/control; and when samples become evidence (evidentiary sampling, corroborating evidence and documentation to support cases of environmental harm).​

Managing and responding to noise complaints (2018)

This training sought to improve attendees' knowledge and understanding of how to manage noise compliants. It was delivered by staff from EPA Tasmania. The training included the legislative, regulatory and policy framework, and the options they provide; perceptions and measurements of noise; understanding environmental nuisance; and writing Environment Protection Notices (EPNs) for noise complaints. ​

Environmental Impact Assessment, Con​​​dition Writing and Powers (2017)

This session included presentations by EPA Tasmania staff on environmental impact assessment, the Land Use Planner's Guide, writing environmental conditions for planning permits, powers of council officers under EMPCA and compliance management using the EPA Tasmania's standard conditons (level 2 activities) as examples.

Pollution Incident Response Seminar: Diesel spill case study (2016)

A diesel spill in Prince of Wales Bay in the Glenorchy Local Government area in 2015 required a joint response between the Glenorchy City Council, EPA Tasmania and Tas Fire Service to manage the situation as a hazardous materials incident. 

This seminar explored the issues involved in the spill. 

Prince Of Wales Bay Diesel Spill Case Study Presentation:

  POW Bay Spill presentation   (4Mb)​

​Shoreline Tra​ining (2015)

  Shoreline training   (394Kb)​

Certification of ​Contaminated Land Practitioners (2015)

Certification of Contaminated Land Practitioners: What does it mean for use and development in Tasmania? Delivered by the Australian Land and Groundwater Association. 

More information on engaging a Contaminated Site Assessment Consultant

Other events i​​​n 2015

  • Environmental Nuisance
  • Noise Nuisance (Decision Making Tools) Workshop​
  • Domestic Smoke Management Workshops
  • General Scene Management & Investigations
  • Basic Operational Security
  • Basic Record of Interview
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Writing Notices

If you have an idea for a workshop or training session that will help improve the coordination of environmental regulation by EPA Tasmania and Local Government please contact us.

Coordinator ​Local Government Engagement 
EPA Tasmania, DPIPWE
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599

Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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.