Jan 16 – Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015

The new Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015 came into effect on 1 January 2016.

Following an extensive and lengthy consultation with industry, peak bodies and local government, the previous 2003 policy has been updated to provide a consistent statewide approach to the protection of water quality across all South Australia water bodies. 

The Policy will provide a mechanism to ensure that all activities, irrespective of scale of operation, and whether or not an activity is subject to licensing under the Environment Protection Act 1993, operate under uniform conditions regarding water quality protection.