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Nominations are open for this year's EPA Sustainability Awards

Submit a nomination today to recognise and applaud our sustainability champions. (24/6/2024)

EPA considers proposal for St Patricks Plains Wind Farm

​The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by St Patricks Plains Wind Farm Pty Ltd for a wind farm at St Patricks Plains in the Central Highlands municipality. (8/7/2024)

Dissolved oxygen levels in Macquarie Harbour continue to improve

New report shows a clear trend of improving oxygen levels in the middle and deeper waters of the harbour. (27/6/2024)

EPA considers proposal for Windsors Quarry Extension, 2118 Lyell Highway, Hayes

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by MSD Constructions Pty Ltd to extend the existing Windsors Quarry at Hayes in the Derwent Valley. (19/6/2024)

Recycal Pty Ltd withdraws legal challenge to Environment Protection Notice

Recycal withdraws its appeal of Environment Protection Notice issued by the EPA. (14/6/2024)

Don't smoke out your neighbours this winter

Burn Brighter This Winter to reduce wood smoke from household wood heaters. (12/6/2024)

Consultation on Technical Standards for Marine Finfish Farms - Extended

The EPA Director has released for consultation the first draft technical standard to support the implementation of the new Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farming 2023. The public comment period on the technical and scientific content of the draft Technical Standard – Soft Sediment Video Surveys for Marine Finfish Farms has been extended and will now close on 15 July 2024. (11/6/2024)

EPA considers proposal for Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant, 18228 Tasman Highway, Bicheno

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by TasWater for the Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant, 18228 Tasman Highway, Bicheno in Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. (3/6/2024)

EPA and MAST team up to promote vessel sewage management

New video created to highlight the importance of proper waste disposal on boats and raise awareness of Tasmania’s Sewage Management Directives. (22/5/2024)

Macquarie Harbour seabed compliance results best on record since becoming EPA regulated

Four-monthly seabed compliance surveys and the latest dissolved oxygen data show ongoing environmental improvements in Macquarie Harbour. (15/5/2024)

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