Annual Report and Regulatory Assurance Statement

The EPA Annual Report summarises the EPA’s performance, achievements, activities, operations and financial statements of the preceding financial year. The Regulatory Assurance Statement assesses the EPA's performance as a regulator each year.

The EPA Annual Report 2019–20 (PDF 15.5MB) highlights a productive year in which the EPA worked with business, government and the community to address human health and environmental issues in a period marked by significant bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The EPA Annual Report includes the Board’s Regulatory Assurance Statement, including recommendations for improving the EPA's performance as a regulator, and the performance of industries regulated by the EPA.

Key highlights of the annual report in 2019–20, including the Board's statement were

  • the EPA, alongside other agencies, contributing more than 21,000 hours in response to the largest bushfires in modern record
  • adapting our operations during the pandemic to maintain services to industry and our community while keeping staff safe
  • $1.4 million in fines and penalties for 72 successful EPA prosecutions
  • proactive regulation of native forestry after the 2019–20 bushfires
  • the Council Regional Capacity Building program that helped council officers learn additional skills to manage contaminated land and incidents
  • 57.3% of senior leaderships roles being held by women
  • the EPA being named as an Inclusive Employer 2019–20 by the Diversity Council of Australia.


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