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EPA Chair heads Australasian environmental regulation alliance

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Chairperson, Julie Hardaker has become Chair of the Heads of EPA Australia and New Zealand (HEPA).

HEPA is an informal alliance of 11 environmental regulation authorities including all Australian State and Territory environment regulators, and the Australian Government and New Zealand EPAs. It aims to identify opportunities and priorities for improved approaches to consistent or harmonised regulation.

Ms Hardaker has been EPA’s representative on HEPA since becoming the EPA’s chairperson two years ago. She chaired her first HEPA meeting last month (July 2020).

She will be the Chair of HEPA for a three-year term.