Current media releases
2018 State of the Environment Report released 19 November
The EPA has released South Australia’s State of the Environment Report, making a number of recommendations to help safeguard South Australia’s environment, with a strong focus on preparing for a changing climate.
Have your say on licence conditions for channel dredging 14 November
The community will have the opportunity to influence the conditions of the environmental licence governing dredging of the Outer Harbor shipping channel.
Check before you burn 30 October
In the lead-up to the bushfire season, South Australians are being reminded that in some cases, council approval is needed to burn in the open.
Sign up for beach alerts this summer 9 October
Water quality alerts for Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches have begun again, with a new feature allowing beach users to choose to be notified by email or SMS.
Groundwater prohibition proposed for Glenelg East 13 September
The EPA has begun community consultation on a proposal to establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area centred on Glenelg East.
SA Water licence application 13 September
The EPA has received an application for the temporary secure storage of asbestos containing material at 7 SA Water sites.
Environmental assessment to commence in Woodville North, Athol Park and Pennington 20 August
The EPA is today letterboxing approximately 900 homes in Woodville North, Athol Park and Pennington to advise that it is commencing a program of environmental assessment work in the area.
Letter to the editor 20 August
Article in The Guardian – Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from disused power station
Quarry operator fined $24,200 in ERD Court 9 August
The EPA has today welcomed an Environment Resources and Development Court decision to impose a $24,200 fine on a company for illegally operating a waste depot.
EPA approves licences for SA Water sites 19 July
The EPA is continuing to work towards making sure Flinders Power takes steps for a sustainable, long-term solution for the rehabilitation of the ash dam.
Media statement – Port Augusta ash dam penalty 16 July
The EPA is continuing to work towards making sure Flinders Power takes steps for a sustainable, longterm solution for the rehabilitation of the ash dam.
First conviction of its kind for container deposit breach 29 June
The EPA has welcomed a decision in the Environment Development Court (ERD) for breach of the Container Deposit Legislation (CDL) in the first conviction of its kind.
New appointments for EPA Board 28 June
The EPA has welcomed today’s appointment by His Excellency the Governor of two new Board members and a new Presiding Member and Deputy Presiding Member for the EPA Board.
EPA urges proper use of indoor wood heaters during winter 26 June
As winter sets in the EPA is urging homeowners to be mindful of the impact that smoke from indoor wood heaters can have on neighbours and the environment.
EPA reminds community of outdoor burning impacts 26 June
As we head in to cooler weather the EPA is reminding the community of the impacts that wood smoke from burning in the open can have on people’s health and the environment.
EPA informs Unley residents of further environmental assessments 8 June
The EPA has written to residents in the Unley assessment area advising of the second stage of work due to begin next week.
EPA disrupts large illegal waste operations 30 May
The EPA, with the assistance of the South Australia Police (SAPOL), National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and local government, has disrupted the illegal transporting of waste and the operation of an illegal waste depot in Sedan, northeast of Adelaide.
First conviction under Dob in a Litterer program 10 May
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the Environment Resource and Development (ERD) Court’s decision in convicting and fining a Royal Park man under the Dob in a Litterer program.
EPA advises Brighton residents of assessment results 4 May
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has notified Brighton residents of the results received from the first stage of environmental assessments in the area.
EPA advises Glenelg East residents of assessment results 23 April
The EPA has notified residents in Glenelg East that all homes in its environmental assessment area are considered to be safe from the risk of TCE vapour migrating into indoor air.
Call to public for information on commercial solaria, 7 April
The EPA is calling on members of the public to come forward with information about the use of a commercial solarium operating illegally around the Brighton/Somerton Park area.
EPA targets transporters who fail to cover loads 27 March
The EPA has begun a targeted operation as part of its enforcement of truck drivers who fail to properly cover waste being transported.
EPA welcomes decision in significant asbestos breach 23 March
The EPA has today welcomed the Environment Resource and Development (ERD) Court’s decision in sentencing SA Demolition & Salvage Pty Ltd for breaching the Environment Protection Act 1993.
Environmental assessment results for South-eastern Edwardstown 8 March
The EPA has today written to property owners in South-eastern Edwardstown to advise of the latest results from its ongoing environmental assessment program.
Thebarton environmental assessment update 1 March
The EPA has today written to residents in the Thebarton assessment area, to provide them with an update on the environmental assessment program.
EPA welcomes landmark decision in court waste matter 23 February
The EPA has today welcomed the Environment Resource and Development (ERD) Court’s decision in sentencing Adelaide Resource Recovery after an appeal process found the company breached the Environment Protection Act 1993.
EPA conducts environmental assessment for Brighton 19 February
The EPA will begin environmental assessment works in the Brighton area in March to determine if contamination exists in the area.
Environmental assessment update for Keswick 1 February
Previous soil vapour testing conducted by EPA in a residential area of Keswick has not detected any trichloroethene (TCE), however further investigations will be undertaken in one of the area’s commercial precincts.