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Latest EPA Media Releases

Latest Ministerial media releases

  • $162 million boost for New South Wales recycling infrastructure

    The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments have announced a $35 million grant round for recycling companies ready to invest in new projects that will help to continue the transformation of NSW’s waste industry.

  • $95 million to continue bushfire clean-up

    The NSW Government is continuing to support councils and public land managers in parts of the State ravaged by last summer’s bushfires, providing a further $95 million of new funding to help manage waste from the ongoing clean-up.

  • Truegain site owner prosecuted, debt recovery underway

    Environment Minister Matt Kean has today announced that prosecution and debt recovery proceedings have been launched against the owner of the former Truegain site in Rutherford, Mr Robert Pullinger. The Truegain site was formerly the premises of a waste oil processing company.

  • 4.5 billion containers recycled in NSW

    Communities across New South Wales have made recycling a regular part of their routine, with more than 4.5 billion bottles and cans returned for recycling through the NSW Government’s Return and Earn Scheme.

  • New Chair for the NSW EPA

    Former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) senior executive Rayne de Gruchy AM PSM has been appointed Chair of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Latest news items

  • EPA council and licensee forums 2021

    The EPA is holding forums across NSW for councils and licensees in February and March 2021.

  • Around the regions

    We visit some of the projects happening around the state including a council collaboration in the Central West, busting the dust in the Hunter and Snowy 2.0 in the south.

  • Taking action on environmental crime

    The EPA is holding polluters to account to protect the environment and human health. Our robust regulatory action recently realised the highest fine for pesticide misuse, a successful prosecution of Sydney Water for sewage pollution into the Lane Cover River and a guilty conviction for a company where an ammonia leak sent their staff to hospital.

  • Anti dumping is the talk on the street

    The EPA is rolling out a social media campaign across Sydney to appeal to the community to help stop kerbside illegal dumping from households.

  • From the CEO

    Welcome to the latest edition of EPA Connect. A new Board Chair, a new communication style and new directions for the EPA including a commitment to become carbon neutral - it has been an active couple of months since our last edition.

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