From the Chair and CEO
Welcome to the final edition of the EPA Connect Newsletter for 2017. It has yet again been another busy quarter for the NSW EPA, with the rollout of the NSW Government’s Return and Earn container deposit scheme collecting close to 5 million containers in its first week, and the EPA continuing to provide advice to residents affected by PFAS chemical contamination from the RAAF Base Williamtown.
Barry Buffier, Chair and CEO
As we take some time to rest and recharge amongst family and friends this summer we are also reflecting on the important work that has been achieved this year by the EPA to protect the community and the environment.
The release of the EPA’s Annual Report for 2016 -17 showed that EPA programs, partnerships and regulatory activities have achieved significant outcomes this year.
This work could not have been realised without the hard work, passion and persistence of EPA staff alongside our partners in local and state government, the community-based sector and contributions from industry. The importance of this relationship was on display most recently at the 2017 NSW Local Government Conference, where staff from the EPA shared expertise and experience with our Local Government partners.With best wishes for 2018.