Environment performance agreements and plans

If an activity risks causing environmental impact, the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) can put in place one of the following:

Performance agreements

The NT EPA can enter into a performance agreement with a person to make sure an activity protects, restores or improves the environment.

It may also aim to improve waste management or to stop, reduce, control, fix or clean up pollution or environmental harm resulting from pollution.

This agreement is a contract with the NT government.

Read more about performance agreements on the NT EPA website.

Compliance plans

A compliance plan is a staged approach to improve a project so that it reaches an environmental protection standard.

A compliance plan may be needed if you are causing pollution.

Compliance plans must be approved by the NT EPA and can be any of the following:

  • voluntary
  • recommended by the NT EPA
  • ordered by the court.

Read more about compliance plans on the NT EPA website.

Last updated: 22 July 2020

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