Current media releases
Proposed groundwater prohibition area at Woodville North 17 August
The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area (GPA) in parts of Woodville North and surrounding suburbs.
Groundwater assessment update at Ethelton 16 August
The EPA monitoring of groundwater in the Ethelton assessment area has confirmed that the extent of groundwater contamination has reduced significantly.
New policy focuses on commercial and industrial noise 7 August
A new South Australian noise policy is set to come into effect from 31 October.
Groundwater prohibition area for Elizabeth South and surrounding suburbs 27 July
The EPA will establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) for parts of Elizabeth South, Edinburgh, Edinburgh North and Salisbury North due to contamination from past industrial activities.
Southern Spencer Gulf the focus of latest Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Report 6 July
The results are in from the latest series of Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports (AECR), with the Southern Spencer Gulf marine ecosystem and the Far North and Flinders Ranges inland surface waters the focus in 2022–23.
Nyrstar’s licence being renewed for 5 years 30 June
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will renew the operating licence for Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter for 5 years until June 2028.
Environmental assessment to commence at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island 14 June
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is commencing an environmental assessment at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, into the cause of contaminated water seeping from an embankment at Christmas Cove.
Cleanaway Inkerman landfill approved for PFAS waste disposal 24 May
The EPA has approved PFAS-contaminated solid waste to be disposed of at the Cleanaway Inkerman landfill, north of Adelaide.
Penalty for SA dry cleaner 26 April
A dry cleaning company and its sole director have been convicted for failing to comply with an EPA order.
Proposed groundwater ban at Elizabeth South 13 April
The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area (GPA) in a number of suburbs around Elizabeth South due to contamination from past industrial activities.
Addition to western suburbs GPA 24 February
Part of Seaton will be added to a groundwater prohibition area (GPA) around Beverley to prevent the use and spread of contaminated groundwater.
Modernised radiation safety legislation 10 February
New legislation and regulations governing radiation safety in South Australia come into effect tomorrow (11 February), promoting national uniformity and replacing an Act that was 40 years old.
Extension of northern Adelaide groundwater prohibition 8 February
The EPA will extend an existing groundwater prohibition area (GPA) at Edinburgh to parts of Waterloo Corner, Bolivar and St Kilda.
EPA consultation on PFAS guidelines 1 February
The EPA has released for consultation two new PFAS-related guidelines for site suitability and the re-use of PFAS-contaminated waste soils