EPA focus for 2014–15
The Corporate Plan 2014–15 sets out 5 focus areas for the EPA's work.
Safer communities, environmental knowledge, effective response, safeguarding resources and being a leading regulator are the 5 focus areas for the EPA’s work which is set out in our Corporate Plan 2014–15.
The Corporate Plan identifies the key initiatives to pursue and deliver the environmental goals outlined in the 2012–15 Strategic Plan, and the EPA’s vision for a better environment, protected for all South Australians.
Capturing environmental information and knowledge to better understand the environment, and monitoring industry activity to ensure compliance with EPA policies and regulations are key areas in the plan.
EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli said this Corporate Plan maintains the EPA’s focus on managing the environmental harms faced by the state, and safeguarding our precious resources.
“It also recognises the contribution that well-practised regulation makes towards our economic competitiveness and overall prosperity, while ensuring that we meet our current needs but do not compromise those of future generations” he said.
The EPA will also undertake a number of initiatives to ensure the effectiveness of its regulation through monitoring programs, risk-based interventions and strong enforcement. This work is set out in further detail in the supporting Annual Compliance Plan 2014–15.
This is the third and final Corporate Plan under the current Strategic Plan. It outlines how public value will be best delivered and how the EPA contributes to the wider priorities of government, including the Strategic Priorities of Government and the longer term targets in South Australia’s Strategic Plan.
We appreciate the valuable feedback from our stakeholders which has helped shape this plan.
We are now planning the development of the EPA’s next strategic plan which will set the longer term goals and priorities.