Calendar of key events

July 2021

4–11   NAIDOC Week

29   Launch of Strategic Plan 2021–24

August 2021

26   Land and Environment Court ruling that EPA must do more to mitigate the effects of climate change

September 2021

10   Spring Odour Campaign

22   Spokeswomen’s Awards

October 2021

Mental Health Month

11   End of 108-day COVID Delta lockdown in NSW


November 2021

3   First SHINE Awards and launch of Aboriginal visual identity

16   Passing of the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 to phase out certain single-use plastics

December 2021

14th birthday of Return and Earn

New EPA Regulatory Policy published


January 2022

10   Outgoing CEO Tracy Mackey hands the leadership torch to Jacqueleine Moore

31   First day of our new structure

February 2022

16   Environment Amendment Legislation Bill passed by Legislative Assembly

24   Seven billion containers returned via Return and Earn since
program began

March 2022

1   Warehouse fire in Wickham creates asbestos contamination fears

Catastrophic flooding events in northern NSW and around the Hawkesbury and
Nepean rivers

17   EPA celebrates its 30th birthday

April 2022

13   EPA Board visits Port Botany

May 2022

3–5   Coffs Harbour Waste Management Conference

June 2022

1   Ban on lightweight,
single-use plastic bags comes into force