Environmental management

The Department regulates environmental management through environmental impact assessments, compliance and enforcement, air quality, and biodiversity management:

Policy coordination and environmental planning

  • Intergovernmental coordination, spatial and development planning
  • Legislative development
  • Research and development support
  • Information management services

Compliance and enforcement

  • Environmental quality management authorisation, compliance and enforcement
  • Coastal authorisation, compliance and enforcement
  • Impact management
  • Air quality management

Environmental quality management

  • Climate change management
  • Pollution and waste management
  • Coastal pollution management
  • Biodiversity management

Biodiversity and protected area planning and management

  • Conservation agencies and services
  • Coastal resource use

Environmental empowerment services

  • Sector skills development and training
  • Environmental education and raising awareness.