Annual reports

The EPA Annual Report summarises the activities and performance of the EPA, against measures in the EPA Strategic Plan. This year’s report includes a summary and infographics illustrating some of the EPA's key achievements.

The EPA Annual Report 2016–17 (PDF 7.9MB) presents highlights from a productive year in which the EPA worked with business, government and the community to address significant human health and environmental issues. A shorter achievements snapshot (PDF 354 KB) is also available.

Our key achievements in 2016–17 included

  • supporting the NSW community to reduce litter through Hey Tosser!, Local Litter Check and mobile reporting apps
  • significant steps toward the rollout of the container deposit scheme, Return and Earn
  • a record $2.44 million in penalties and fines following 94 successful prosecutions 
  • continued strong engagement and leadership on addressing legacy contamination from fire-retardant foams
  • over $38 million in grants for programs to reduce waste, combat illegal dumping, increase recycling and encourage environmental awareness
  • koala habitat and threatened ecological communities mapping to ensure that logging operations can avoid these sensitive areas
  • certification of the EPA as a globally recognised training provider for environmental auditors
  • stakeholder engagement about lead in Broken Hill to boost health screening, particularly among Aboriginal children
  • completion of the EPA-mandated clean-up of coal particle pollution in the Wollangambe River – an important milestone in restoring the health of a valuable river in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

The EPA Board’s Regulatory Assurance Statement assesses the EPA's performance as a regulator for 2016-17, including how industries regulated by the EPA performed, and makes recommendations for overall improvements.

EPA Annual Reports and Regulatory Assurance Statements

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