Groundwater Prohibition Area for Glenelg East
A new Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) will be established in parts of Glenelg East, Glenelg South, Glenelg and Glengowrie following consultation with the community.
Lonsdale dust study
The Environment Protection Authority is scoping a dust study for the Lonsdale and Hallett Cove area, and has invited the local community to be involved in the study’s design.
Radiation legislation consultation
Consultation is now open on the draft Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2018.
Good for Environment, Good for Business case study: Premix Concrete SA
A family-owned business based in Salisbury South on the outskirts of Adelaide, Premix Concrete SA has been supporting South Australian construction for the past 27 years.
$18,000 fine for illegally storing asbestos
A Bradbury man has been convicted of two counts of running an unlicensed waste depot and fined $18,000 in the Environment, Resources and Development Court.
2018 State of the Environment Report released
The EPA Board released the 2018 State of the Environment (SOE) Report for South Australia on 19 November.
Power station stack demolished
The chimney stack at Port Augusta’s former power station site was demolished on 23 November.
WasteSA Conference 2018
More than 150 industry delegates from around Australia attended the 2018 WasteSA Resource Recovery Conference in Adelaide earlier this month.
Fire audits under way
In the lead-up to summer, the Environment Protection Authority conducts inspections of licensed waste or resource recovery centres that stockpile large volumes of waste and recyclables throughout the year.
Groundwater testing complete
The latest round of testing has been completed for the groundwater assessment areas in Keswick and Thebarton.
Rain garden program wraps up
A three-year grant program to fund rain gardens in metropolitan Adelaide has wrapped up, with 32 of the stormwater filtration systems installed across 11 council areas.
Good for Environment, Good for Business case study: Berri Estates Winery – Accolade Wines
Set in the scenic Riverland town of Glossop, Berri Estates Winery – the largest grape processor in the region – is making way for innovative and sustainable operations that will benefit the local community and environment.
Welcome to the rebooted, redesigned EPA Monitor
We’ve had a little hiatus, but we’re back, better than ever.
New Strategic Directions for the EPA
The EPA has released its new Strategic Directions 2018–2022.
State Budget 2018 wrap-up
In the recent South Australian State Budget, two announcements were particularly significant for the EPA: new licensing fees will be introduced for petrol stations, and the Dob in a Litterer initiative has come to an end.
Fine for quarry operator
A Highbury quarry operator has been convicted in the Environment, Resources and Development Court for illegal dumping and fined $24,200.
Sign up for beach alerts this summer
Water quality alerts for Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches have begun again with the start of Daylight Saving, with a new feature allowing beach users to choose to be notified by email or SMS.
Glenelg East groundwater consultation
The EPA is currently carrying out community consultation on a proposal to establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area centred on Glenelg East and taking in parts of Glenelg, Glenelg South and Glengowrie.
Case study: Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers has a history of more than 100 years of making, storing and distributing fertiliser in South Australia.
A number of guidelines and regulations have been updated recently.
One year milestone with Dob in a Litterer
The Dob in a Litterer program in South Australia is gaining momentum from the local community as more than 1300 reports of littering from vehicles have been lodged through the program in its first year.
South Australia bans PFAS
The South Australian government has banned the use of fluorinated fire-fighting foams in the state following amendments to the Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015.
Environmental assessment works for more Adelaide suburbs
Suburbs being assessed are Brighton, Thebarton and South-eastern Edwardstown
Landmark decision on waste definition in ERD court outcome
The EPA has welcomed the Environment Resource and Development (ERD) Court’s decision in sentencing Adelaide Resource Recovery after an appeal found the company breached the Environment Protection Act 1993.