Congress Partner

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) protects our environment and the community by being a leader, partner and protector. We are the primary environmental regulator for NSW and our purpose is to improve environmental performance and waste management across the state.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment; and we hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing liveability.



Networking Function Sponsor

For almost two decades, Ocean Protect has been leaders in the design, installation and maintenance of stormwater treatment assets and infrastructure. With a now urgent need to significantly reduce the amount of pollution entering our waterways, Ocean Protect is committed to three key areas:

  • Bringing about change to legislation that will have a real impact
  • Increasing public awareness of stormwater impact through education
  • Developing an advocacy program where we’ll share much needed funds with worthwhile charities



Lunch Sponsor

Since launching in December 2017, the NSW Return and Earn container deposit scheme has delivered big wins for the environment and the community with more than 5 billion drink containers returned for recycling through its network of 620+ return points, 3 in 4 NSW adults participating and over $18.2 million returned to charities and community groups via donations and hosting fees.



Tea Breaks Sponsor

Stormwater Shepherds is committed to seeing a future where clean water transpires worldwide by supporting long-term sustainable approaches to managing stormwater.  Our mission is to stop plastic and urban pollution at the source through – Positive Action – Education – Advocacy.

Together we can ensure all lifeforms of inland waterways have a place to call home.