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: