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Environment Protection Authority

EPA Board to visit Queanbeyan

Media release: 4 April 2016

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Board will hold its regional Board meeting in Queanbeyan this week.

EPA Board Chair, Barry Buffier, said the Board regularly holds meetings in regional areas to gain better insight into local environmental issues and, where appropriate, meet with industry representatives, local councils and local residents.

“The Board will be meeting with a number of representatives in the Berrima region, as well as conducting on-ground site visits at a number of locations to discuss issues around resource extraction, production and transportation,” Mr Buffier said.

“The Board will also be visiting and inspecting landfill sites near Tarago. The odours from the operation of the landfill are of increasing concern to the EPA and we receive complaints from concerned residents and community members on a regular basis.”

As part of the NSW Government’s ‘Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative, a number of grants were provided to Councils to establish Community Recycling Centres.

During this round of regional site visits, the Board will be visiting Palerang Council’s Community Recycling Centre in Bungendore to evaluate its progress. 

“By gaining first-hand on-ground knowledge of the issues facing the local industry and community, the Board is able to improve its oversight and input into the role of the EPA,” Mr Buffier said.

Contact: EPA Public Affairs

Page last updated: 04 April 2016