25 years of environmental regulation and protection 1995–2020
The Environment Protection Act 1993 was assented on 17 October 1993 and proclaimed on 1 May 1995.
The Act replaced 6 separate pieces of legislation and various statutory authorities, licensing and approval requirements, resulting in a major streamlining of existing laws. Environmental issues including air quality, water quality, waste management and environmental noise were now covered in a single Act.
Over the years the EPA has evolved and developed as the state’s leading environmental regulator. We are proud of our history and significant achievements in protecting South Australia’s air and water quality, controlling pollution, waste, noise and radiation.
We continue to support and retain highly qualified staff who remain passionate and professional about their work.
Selected highlights and environmental issues