Environmental Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting the environment through best practice sustainable environmental management is a focus area for the Department. This includes:
  • developing high quality and contemporary policies and strategies for the protection of the environment
  • ensuring development proposals meet appropriate environmental guidelines and standards
  • ​regulating environmental impacts of major industrial and municipal activities
  • ​monitoring environmental performance and environmental quality
Environmental regulation​ is split between State and Local Government. See the Environment Protection Authority for details on the regulation of larger industrial activities.​
The Department is undertaking some key environmental management initiatives.

Current topics include: