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MEPA Newsletter 2011

OUTLOOK 10 - JANUARY 2011

DISCOVERY OF NEW PLANT SPECIES

CONDITIONS TO PROTECT DWEJRA’S ECOSYSTEM WERE SUFFICIENT

NEW PLANNING PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES

MEPA EMPLOYEE AWARDED UN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

DE LA RUE FULFILS ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS

PROTECTING THE NATURAL HERITAGE - IL-MAQLUBA

MEPA BOARD'S MESSAGE ON ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENT IN ODZ

CONFERENCE SETS AGENDA FOR POLICY

SAFEGUARDING OUR MARINE ENVIRONMENT

MEPA ISSUES STOP NOTICE AGAINST GRIT BLASTING

EMPLOYEE PROFILE - MANAGING WASTE EFFICIENTLY

ENVIRONMENT CANNOT BE SEEN AS AN ISOLATED ISSUE - DOE

ACTION BY MEPA IN MELLIEHA 

 

OUTLOOK 11 - FEBRUARY 2011

MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR NATURA 2000 SITES TO COMMENCE

LAUNCH OF CONSULTATION PROCESS ON FORT ST ELMO REHABILITATION

MEPA REDUCES DEVELOPMENT FEES

PROTECTING GOZO’S HERITAGE

LIFE PROGRAMME - IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

ILLEGAL STRUCTURE DEMOLISHED IN WIED GERŻUMA

NEW ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT MEPA

ENGAGING WITH THE PUBLIC - THE ART OF PARTICIPATION

EXPERIENCING MALTA’S NATURAL DIVERSITY

NEW MEASURES TO TACKLE ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENT 

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: COORDINATING MEPA'S OPERATIONS UNIT

ENFORCEMENT REFORM CHANGES LEAVING THEIR MARK

MEDIA WATCH

INTERVIEW:  MEPA AND KNPD WORK HAND-IN-HAND TO ENSURE ACCESS FOR ALL

OVER-DEVELOPMENT - RESIDENTIAL PERMITS TURNED DOWN

 

OUTLOOK 12 - MARCH 2011

€97,000 FUNDING FOR WATERPROOFING PROJECT

FLORIANA PARK AND RIDE TO BE EXTENDED

TAL-VIRTU SEMINARY PERMIT WAS ASSESSED CORRECTLY

TRACKING THE QUALITY OF OUR AIR

MALTA'S HERITAGE: KERĊEM TOMBS

NEW DIRECTOR OF ENFORCEMENT

PROPER ASSESSMENT PROCESS TO PROTECT HABITATS

VARIOUS ILLEGAL STRUCTURES REMOVED BY MEPA

CONSERVING CRAFTSMANSHIP IN WOODEN BALCONIES

SUSPENDED JAIL TERM FOR IGNORING ENFORCEMENT NOTICE

ALMOST 6,000 OIL DRUMS REMOVED FROM COUNTRYSIDE

MEPA TO HOST HIGH LEVEL MEETING FOR EU ENVIRONMENT AGENCIES

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT TO ALLEVIATE FLOODS 

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

ONLINE ENVIRONMENT ENQUIRIES 

INTERVIEW: CUTTING BACK MEPA’S POLICY DOCUMENTATION

 

OUTLOOK 13 - APRIL 2011 

WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN LAUNCHED

NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM TO DRIVE MEPA FORWARD

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL ENSURE BETTER AIR QUALITY

GREEN BUILDINGS DON’T COST MORE - SMART CITY

THE TEAM LEADER

TAKING DIRECT ACTION AGAINST CONTRAVENTIONS

RENEWABLE ENERGY – ARE WE DOING ENOUGH?

NATURE AND BIODIVERSTIY: BUSKETT-GIRGENTI

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING WITHIN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY

EMPLOYEE PROFILE - MAPPING AT MEPA

MALTA FREEPORT AIMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATING PERMIT

PROTECTING GOZO'S HERITAGE

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT IN MALTA

MEPA REFORM:  PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT TOGETHER: TRANSPARENCY - A PRIORITY

 

OUTLOOK 14 - MAY 2011 

30 NEW TREE PROTECTION AREAS ANNOUNCED

ELEVEN LOCAL COUNCILS BENEFIT FROM €500,000 IN UIF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

MEPA TO ORGANISE EDUCATIONAL TOURS DURING EARTH GARDEN WEEKEND

THE FUTURE OF THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

LARGE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE DEMOLISHED AT L-AĦRAX TAL-MELLIEHA

MEPA EMPLOYEES RAISE FUNDS FOR PUTTINU CARES

AIR QUALITY IN MALTA- WHAT DO YOU THINK?

PICTURE COMPETITION

FAST FACTS

SUMMER COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN

MANAGING OUR WASTE WELL

MEPA REFORM: A ROOT-CANAL TREATMENT

MEDIA WATCH

PROTECTING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS AND FEATURES OF THE MALTESE ISLANDS

DEDICATED TO PROTECTING ENDANGERED SPECIES

SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SCIENCE

MEPA BOARD TO ARRIVA

 

OUTLOOK 15 - JUNE 2011 

OVER 95 PER CENT MALTA’S BATHING WATERS ARE OF ‘EXCELLENT QUALITY’

DRAFT ACTION PLAN TO PREVENT AND REDUCE MAJOR ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE

CAR FREE DAY TO BE CELEBRATED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

VARIOUS ILLEGALITIES REMOVED BY MEPA ENFORCEMENT TEAM

INCREASED WASTE PACKAGING PENALTY

THE FUTURE OF BIODIVERSITY

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA SHARING AIR QUALITY DATA WITH WORLD METEROLOGICAL ORGANISATION

MEPA FUNDING MECHANISMS TO BE REVIEWED

DOWNSIZED PROJECT TO BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT

ACHIEVING QUALITY STANDARDS FOR  OUR BEACHES

ART COMPETITION

EMPLOYEE PROFILE

PROTECTING THE NATURAL HERITAGE IN THE MALTESE ISLANDS

A CREATIVE APPROACH TO SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT

NEW STUDENT FACILITIES FOR MCAST CAMPUS IN PAOLA

 

OUTLOOK 16-JULY 2011

MALTA’S OLDEST TREE BENEFITS FROM SPECIAL PROTECTION

PINNA NOBILIS POPLUTATION UNDER SCRUTINY

BIODIVERSITY PROVIDES FOR A HEALTH DIET

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON MONITORING B#VIBRATIONS FROM QUARRY BLASTING OPERATIONS

MEPA BOARD TURNS DOWN APPLICATIONS TO SANCTION ILLEGAL BOATHOUSES IN DWEJRA

MEPA CONTINUES TO ENFORCE THE LAW THROUGH DIRECT ACTIONS

NEW REGULATIONS TO PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH

MEPA BOARD APPROVED THE REGENERTATION OF THE AREA AROUND FORT ST. ELMO

PICTURE COMPETITION

FAST FACTS

COMMON SPECIES USED FOR LANDSCAPING IN THE MALTESE ISLANDS

ART COMPETITION

CONTRIBUTING TO THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

MALTA COASTAL CLIFFS

MONITORING MALTA’S BATHING WATERS

 

OUTLOOK 17-AUGUST 2011

REHABILITATED TURTLES RETURNED TO THE WILD

USE OF ELECTRIC CARS

MAGĦTAB HAS BEEN A COMMITTED AREA FOR LIVESTOCK FARMS

EIA PROCESS BEOMES MORE FAIRER AND TRANSPARENT

RETAINING ECHOS

VOX POP: THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC MOBILITY

PICTURE COMPETITION

CONSULTATION ON IPPC APPLICATION FOR DELIMARA POWER STATION

CAR FREE DAY

MGARR PETROL STATION

MEPA ISSUE EMERGENCY CONSERVATION ORDER

ART COMPETITION

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: REVISITING THE PLANS

EDUCATE TO PROTECT

SAFEGUARDING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

DNOs AMENDMENTS


OUTLOOK 18-SEPTEMBER 2011

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT POLICY LAUNCHED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

FIFTY PARISH CHURCHES SCHEDULED UNDER HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION

BLACK DUST PROBLEM LIKELY CAUSED BY MARSA POWER STATION

SKOLA SAJF STUDENTS ‘GET A FEEL’ OF MALTA’S UNIQUE BIODIVERSITY

PLAN FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT PUBLISHED

CAR FREE DAY CELEBRATED IN VARIOUS LOCALITIES
 
FREE SUNDAY HERITAGE AND BIODIVERSITY TOURS TO RE-START THIS OCTOBER

LAND OWNERS REMOVE ILLEGALITIES…IN THE NICK OF TIME

EXPLORING THE VIABILITY OF WAVE ENERGY IN MALTA

PICTURE COMPETITION

TAL-WEJ AREA GIVEN SPECIAL PROTECTION

ART COMPETITION

MANAGING MAJOR PROJECTS

ICT AND THE ENVIRONMNET

GUARDING MALTA’S URBAN AND RURAL HERITAGE

MEPA BOARD REFUSES SLIEMA DEVELOPMENT TO SAFEGUARD STREETSCAPE AND ‘GREEN LUNG’


OUTLOOK 19 -OCTOBER 2011

COMPREHENSIVE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION IN TA’ BALDU AND WIED HAZRUN AREA

NEW GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE PLANTS AND RESTORATION OF NATIVE PLANTS

PLANNING APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO BE MADE ACCESSIBLE ONLINE

CLASSIFICATION OF URBAN CONSERVATION AREAS UPDATED

EMERGENCY CONSERVATION ORDER ISSUED TO PROTECT FLORIANA PROPERTY

SEMI-BASEMENTS IN INTERNAL DEVELOPMENTS ARE ONLY A ‘CONCESSION’

IS ENOUGH BEING DONE?

PICTURE COMPETITION

LANDMARK COURT DECISIONS IN MEPA’S FAVOUR FOR SPEEDIER DIRECT ACTION

DEVELOPMENT BOUNDARY FOR SITE IN XEWKIJA WAS NEVER CHANGED IN 2006

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – A NATIONAL PRIORITY

MALTA’S FILM INDUSTRY AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

PROTECTING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS AND FEATURES OF MALTESE ISLANDS 

WORKING AGAINST TIGHT DEADLINES

RESEARCH LEADS TO INNOVATION

CITTADELLA MASTER PLAN OUTLINE APPLICATION AND VISITORS’ CENTRE GETS GREEN LIGHT


 
OUTLOOK 20-NOVEMBER 2011

PROTECTING MALTA’S WILDLIFE

11 LOCAL COUNCIL PROJECTS RECEIVE MEPAFUNDING

OPERATING THE DELIMARA EXTENSION

NEW EDUCATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DOCUMENTARY

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT NATIONAL ACTION PLAN LAUNCHED

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA APPEALS REVIEW TRIBUNAL’S DECISION ON FIREWORK FACTORY IN GHARB, GOZO

WORKING ON FORTSCAPES

10 TIPS TO A GREENER CHRISTMAS

VOX POP: SHOULD HERITAGE BUILDING BE SCHEDULED

SAFEGUARDING MALTA’S PRECIOUS RESOURCES

DEALING WITH EU ENVIRONMENT LEGISLATION 

GREEN TRAVEL SMART INITIATIVES AIM AT REDUCING TRAFFIC AND PARKING PROBLEMS

NEW RETAIL BLOCK GETS GREEN LIGHT AT SMART CITY

SEA REGULATIONS IMPROVE THE INTEGRATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING 

AT THE FOREFRONT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE



OUTLOOK 21-DECEMBER 2011

WIED IL-BALLUTA GIVEN HIGH LEVEL OF PROTECTION

COLLABORATING  WITH INDUSTRY TO SAFEGUARD THE ENVIRONMENT

INDICATING THE STATE OF THE MALTESE ENVIRONMENT

MORE MINOR DEVELOPMENTS FALL WITHIN FAST-TRACK PERMIT STRUCTURE

BALZAN VILLAGE CORE PROPERTY GIVEN HIGH LEVEL OF PROTECTION

VOX POP: MAKE A GREEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

PICTURE COMPETITION

SHUT-DOWN NOTICE

ERRATA CORRIGE

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN SENSITIVE AREAS DEMOLISHED BY MEPA ENFORCEMENT

BIODIVERSITY AND HERITAGE TOUR

MEPA ISSUES TENDER FOR AN UNDERWATER TRAIL IN THE NORTH-WEST

MAXIMISING THE POTENTAL OF MALTESE HONEY

THE CONSERVATION OF OLD HOUSES EXPLAINED

COMMUNICATING THE RIGHT MESSAGE

LINKING ENVIRONMENT WITH THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

FINAL PHASE OF NATIONAL STORM WATER RELIEF PROJECT RECEIVES PLANNING PERMISSION

EKOSKOLA GREEN FLAG AWARDED