Current media releases
Southern dust study under way 4 December 2019
Four monitoring stations are collecting real-time air quality data in the Lonsdale and Hallett Cove area as part of an ongoing dust study.
EPA shutting down illegal landfills 25 November
The EPA has shut down an unlicensed landfill in the Murraylands containing construction and demolition waste – one of several such sites uncovered outside the Adelaide metropolitan area recently.
Groundwater prohibition area for Thebarton and Mile End 21 November
The use of bore water will be banned in parts of Thebarton and Mile End in Adelaide’s west from next month.
Test results in for Port Rd, Woodville 17 October
Groundwater near the site of a former Woodville electroplating factory has been confirmed as being contaminated with chemicals including hexavalent chromium (Cr6).
Beach alerts are live for summer 9 October
The email and SMS alert system to warn beach users if water quality drops at Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches is up and running again.
Further soil vapour testing for Woodville North 3 October
The EPA is conducting further testing relating to groundwater contamination found in the Woodville North area.
Think before you burn this spring 2 September
The EPA is reminding anyone planning to burn as part of a spring clean-up to check with their council first to see whether they need approval.
Bore water ban for Hendon area 26 August
Using bore water will be prohibited in parts of Hendon, Royal Park, Seaton and Albert Park from 12 September due to chemical contamination.
Fines for illegal waste depot and abuse of officers 26 July
A Ridgehaven father and son have been fined a total of $31,400 in the Environment, Resources and Development Court over charges relating to an illegal waste depot at Churchill Rd, Cavan.
Thebarton bore water ban proposed 3 July
The EPA has begun community consultation on a proposed groundwater prohibition area (GPA) in parts of Thebarton in Adelaide’s west.
Asbestos fine for waste contractor 21 June
A skip bin operator has been convicted and fined $21,000 in the Environment, Resource and Development Court today for receiving and storing asbestos without a licence.
Outer Harbor channel widening begins 7 June
Work has begun on dredging to widen the Outer Harbor shipping channel.
Keep the home fires burning – responsibly 5 June
Today marks World Environment Day, and this year’s theme of air pollution is particularly relevant as many of us begin to fire up our wood heaters to chase away the winter chill.
Port Augusta power stations licence transferred 28 May
The environmental licence for the former Port Augusta power stations site has been transferred from Flinders Power to the site’s new owner, Cu-River Mining.
Proposed bore water ban for Hendon 10 May
The EPA has begun community engagement on a proposed groundwater prohibition area for parts Hendon and surrounding suburbs in Adelaide's west.
Houseboat greywater requirements 5 April
New requirements have been approved for houseboats that will allow owners to install cheaper, simpler greywater systems.
Truckies doing the right thing 15 March
EPA officers monitoring trucks on major northern and southern roads recently found that most truckies were doing the right thing by covering their loads.
Environmental licence for channel widening 12 March
The EPA has provided a licence to Flinders Ports to govern widening of the Outer Harbor shipping channel, with strict conditions in place designed to protect the marine environment.
Soil vapour testing in Albert Park 4 March
The EPA will soon begin digging bores to test for hazardous soil vapour near a former factory in Albert Park.
Fine for illegal tanning bed operator 1 March
A Glenelg man was convicted and fined $600 plus $800 in prosecution costs in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today over an illegal tanning operation at Somerton Park.
Environment protection order issued to waste recycler 22 February
The EPA has issued an environment protection order to recycler SKM Corporate Pty Ltd relating to waste stockpiles at its Wingfield depot.
Record fine for illegal waste depot operator 7 February
A South Australian demolition and asbestos contractor has received a record fine in the Environment, Resources and Development Court for operating an illegal waste depot.
Further TCE vapour testing to take place in Beverley 4 February
A new round of groundwater and vapour testing will begin this month in parts of Beverley where the aquifer is contaminated with chemicals, including trichloroethene (TCE).
Environmental licence for channel dredging 21 January
The Environment Protection Authority will issue Flinders Ports with an environmental licence to govern dredging operations as it widens the Outer Harbor shipping channel.