Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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National Enviromental Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995
State/Territory Legislation,

The Aim of the Act is to ensure that people are equally protected from air, water, soil, and noise pollution through the establishment of a National Environment Protection Council (NEPC). The object of this Act is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council— (a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; and (b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Federal Legislation,

This Act provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places - defined in the EPBC Act as MNES (Matters of National Environmental Significance). The Act is designed to provide a streamlined environmental assessment and approvals process where matters of national environmental significance are involved.

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
State/Territory Legislation,

An Act to make better provision for the use, protection and management of certain public lands and waters and the flora and fauna thereof, to establish the Conservation and Parks Commission, and for incidental or connected purposes.

Environmental Protection Act 1986
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act provides for “the prevention, control and abatement of pollution and environmental harm, for the conservation, preservation, protection, enhancement and management of the environment and for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing”.

To protect the environment of the State by taking into consideration 5 key principles. 1: Precautionary principle, 2: intergenerational equity, 3: conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity, 4: improved valuation, pricing, and incentive mechanisms, 5: principle of waste minimisation.

Environment Protection Act 1997
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act provides a regulatory framework to help reduce and eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the air, land, and water. Objects of the Act include to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. to prevent environmental degradation and risk of harm to human health by promoting pollution prevention, clean production technology, reuse and recycling of materials and waste minimisation programs. The Act requires people who engage in pollutant activities to make progressive environmental improvements, and is administered by the Environment Protection Authority.

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act is the primary environmental protection and pollution control legislation in Tasmania. It is a performance-based style of legislation, with the fundamental basis being the prevention, reduction and remediation of environmental harm. The focus of the Act is on preventing environmental harm from pollution and waste.