The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.


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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.



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



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

Items of Interest

CAA 2024 Nominations are now open

Nominations are open for this year's EPA Sustainability Awards

Submit a nomination today to recognise and applaud our sustainability champions.

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.

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.

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.

Recycal Pty Ltd withdraws legal challenge to Environment Protection Notice

Recycal withdraws its appeal of Environment Protection Notice issued by the EPA.


CMTP Pty Ltd, Branxholm Sawmill Intensification, Branxholm

CMTP are proposing to increase production from 20,000m3 to 60,000m3 per year at the Branxholm Sawmill and undertake associated building works including construction of a new building, upgrades to the sawmill line and modification to sorting, stacking and debarking systems.

Case for Assessment closed: 13/7/2024

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd, Collins Cap Quarry

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd proposes to develop a crushing plant at its existing quarry off Collins Cap Road.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 22/7/2024

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd, South Blackwater Silica Mine, Blackwater Road

Tasmanian Advanced Minerals Pty Ltd is proposing to undertake a new silica mine, adjacent to its existing silica mine at Blackwater Silica Mine in North-West Tasmania. The proposed extraction limit is 75,000 tonnes per year, including crushing and screening of material

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 7/8/2024


We the Environment Protection Authority acknowledge all Aboriginal people; the traditional owners of the Land upon which we work, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.