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Industrial Activities

The EPA is Tasmania’s principal regulator of potentially polluting activities.
  • Legislative Context - Industrial Operations
    The EPA’s responsibility for regulating the environmental impacts of industrial operations is clearly identified and defined by a range of statutory and non-statutory instruments.
  • Food & Textiles Processing
    The EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including abattoirs and rendering plants, fish and shellfish processing, fish waste rendering, vegetable processing, milk, cheese, chocolate and beer production as well as textiles manufacturing.
  • Metallurgical & Chemical
    The EPA is responsible for actively regulating a diverse range of chemical and metallurgical industries such as smelters and fertilizer manufacturers.
  • Mining & Extractive
    The EPA is responsible for the regulation of over 200 quarrying and mining operations.
  • Wind Farms
    The EPA is responsible for regulating windfarms in Tasmania.
  • Wood Processing
    The EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including sawmilling, veneer mills, woodchipping operations, integrated wood processing centres, Timber preservation plants, and pulp and paper manufacturing.
  • Major Developments and Projects
    If a project can be shown to be in the interest of Tasmania or to require development approval from several councils, then a different assessment process applies.

Industrial Operations Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au