New Corporate Plan for EPA
The EPA has released its new Corporate Plan which summaries its priorities for the year under the guise of its Strategic Directions 2015–18.
EPA’s Chief Executive Tony Circelli says the planning process has been comprehensive and includes a refreshed set of our ‘ways of working’ values and behaviours.
“Our mandate is for a better environment for the well-being and prosperity of all South Australians.
“Our long-term environmental goals of good quality land, water and air, as well as safe use of radiation, protection from unacceptable noise and sustainable use of resources, are what we seek to achieve.
“We will do this through a variety of ways including informing and actively engaging with communities, industry and across government to find innovative solutions to emerging environmental challenges,” Mr Circelli said.
Mr Circelli said the EPA will continue to build on its achievements from the previous year.
“We have delivered significant successes over the past year and will continue to enhance our capabilities and become more agile.
“Over the past 12 months we worked with the LGA to implement the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, launched the Dob in a Litterer app and website, launched our EPA Partnership and Engagement Framework, developed the Environment Protection Amendment Bill, welcomed Supreme Court decisions on effective regulation of stockpiled material as waste, and celebrated a milestone – 40 years of South Australia pioneering the Container Deposit Scheme,” he said.
“We are constantly adapting to a changing economic and social environment. The EPA facilitates development, in a way that is sustainable – long lasting – and works in partnership with business to grow the economy while also protecting our state’s reputation for being clean and green.
“As a society we are moving away from polluting activities towards cleaner production processes. The EPA is working to ensure we engage with business, industry and government to support innovation and growth during this economic transition to collectively drive change,” Mr Circelli said.