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MEPA newsletter 2012

OUTLOOK 22- JANUARY 2012

PROTECTION GRANTED TO A FURTHER 29 BUILDINGS AND SITES OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL VALUE

THREE ENDEMIC SPECIES ON THE INCREASE SURVEY REPORTS

LAZARETTO COMPLEX TO UNDERGO MAJOR REHABILITATION WORKS

PROPOSED CHANGE IN LOCAL PLAN TO ACCOMMODATE EMBASSY

EIA UPDATE CARRIED OUT FOR NEW APPROVED BLOCKS IN TIGNE’

ENEMALTA APPLICATION FOR ARMIER BOATHOUSES TURNED DOWN

MEPA’S NEW ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE YIELDING POSITIVE RESULTS

PICTURE COMPETITION

NEW BELVEDERE FOR XAGĦRA RESIDENTS

WHERE LESS MEANS MORE 

BIODIVERSITY TIPS

VOX POP

SAFEGUARDING MALTA’S PRECIOUS RESOURCES

CONSERVING OUR HERITAGE

A TASTE OF MALTA’S RICH NATURAL AND CULTURAL SURROUNDINGS

LIFE TEAMING UP TO SAFEGUARD THE ENVIRONMENT

OUTLOOK 23- FEBRUARY 2012

INVESTI F’DAREK: GRANT SCHEME PROMOTING URBAN REGENERATION

FIRST INTEGRATED NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT POLICY LAUNCHED

QUARRY BLASTING OPERATIONS FACE STRICTER MONITORING REGULATIONS

REGISTERED PACKAGING WASTE PRODUCERS ON THE INCREASE

MUDDY WATER PUMPED INTO THE SEA COSTS CORPORATION €10,000

MEPA’S REFORM: ARCHITECTS HAVE THEIR SAY

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA FUNDS RECREATIONAL AREA IN QORMI

SHOWING THE WAY TO A LOW CARBON FUTURE FOR EUROPEAN REGIONS  

30 PROTECTED TORTOISES SEIZED AT MALTA AIRPORT

BIODIVERSITY TIPS

VOX POP: HOW EC0-FRIENDLY IS YOUR PLACE OF WORK

KEEP COUNTING – THE 34U CAMPAIGN

COORDINATING FUTURE PLANNING POLICIES

WHITE PAPER FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NEIGHBOURHOOD NOISE

INDUSTRY INCREASINGLY PRIORITISING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

IMMEDIATE ACTION TAKEN TO CLEAN UP OIL SPILL AT WIED SANTA KATARINA


OUTLOOK 24- MARCH 2012

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE MALTA’S ENVIRONMENT POLICIES AND PLANNING

PROPOSED NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR BIODIVERSITY 

TOWARDS A HOLISTIC STRATEGIC PLAN FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

PROPOSED POLICY FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE OPEN STORAGE AREAS

OUTLOOK CELEBRATES ITS SECOND ANNIVERSARY

A WAY FORWARD FOR AREAS OF CONTAINMENT

ENEMALTA FINED FOR MARSA POWER STATION INFRINGEMENTS

INVESTI F’DAREK SCHEME: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE URBAN REGENERATION

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA RISES TO THE CHALLENGE

NEW CENTRALISED HELPLINE TO STRENGTHEN CUSTOMER SERVICE

BIODIVERSITY TIPS

PROMOTING THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE ARTS

ACTIVE PUBLIC CONSULTATION INITIATIVES

CO-ORDINATING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

A GENUINE INTEREST IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS PROTECTION

FORT ST.ELMO RESTORATION PROJECT GIVEN GO AHEAD

OUTLOOK 25- APRIL 2012

INTER-CONNECTOR PROJECT BETWEEN MALTA AND SICILY GETS APPROVED

PROPOSED MEASURES TO CONVERSE ĊERNA POPULATIONS AROUND THE MALTESE WATERS

MAJOR UPGRADE TO MEPA’S MAP SERVER MAKES PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MORE ACCESSIBLE

ILLEGAL SCRAP YARD REMOVED FROM FRONT GARDEN IN TAL-IBRAGG RESIDENTIAL AREA

CHANGES TO LEGAL NOTICE TO ENSURE GREATER EFFICIENCY AND BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE

COMPANIES THAT ADVERTISE ON ILLEGAL BILLBOARDS ARE ALSO LIABLE TO ENFORCEMENT ACTION

RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT OUR NATURAL HERITAGE THROUGH MUSIC

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA COMMENCES BATHYMETRIC SURVEYS OF THE MALTESE COASTAL WATERS

NEW SCHEME AIMED AT ENERGY SAVING

BIODIVERSITY TIPS

HAVING YOUR SAY THROUGH MEUSAC IN SHAPING EU POLICIES AND LEGISLATION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR DRAFT POLICY PLANNING DOCUMENTS

PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE URBAN REGENERATION

CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS THE FUTURE ENVIRONMENT

REVISIONS TO THE TA’ QALI ACTION PLAN CURRENTLY IN CONSULTATION STAGE

TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS ARE INSEPARABLE – MHRA PRESIDENT

APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL NEW HIGH QUALITY RESIDENCES AT PORTOMASO TURNED DOWN 

OUTLOOK 26- MAY 2012

QUALITY OF MALTESE BATHING WATERS AMONG THE BEST IN THE EU

TURTLES RELEASED AFTER PERIOD OF REHABILITATION

MEPA SCHEDULES 48 WINDMILLS AND 5 GRANARY SITES

MEPA EMPLOYEES GIVE A HELPING HAND AT THE MALTA AUTISM CENTRE IN MOSTA

MONITORING DUST EMISSIONS FOR QUARRY OPERATIONS

INVESTI F’DAREK SCHEME: SECOND INCENTIVE LAUNCHED TO FURTHER PROMOTE URBAN REGENERATION

NEW GUIDELINES TO AID ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

INDEPENDENT AIR QUALITY CONSULTANT REQUESTS AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OF MONITORING DATA

JOURNALISM CREATES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

PICTURE COMPETITION

PROTECTING MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE IN MALTA

MORE THAN JUST A WALK IN THE PARK

FINAL DEADLINE TO MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS

BUSINESS FIRST TO FACILITATE MEPA SERVICES

LOCAL STUDY TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS RELEASED FROM AIRCRAFTS

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS AND LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE INTERNET

MEPA’S FOCUS ON SAFEGUARDING TURTLES

ETC WORKING TO ADD ‘GREEN DIMENSION TO TRAINING

OUTLOOK 27- JUNE 2012

ĠNEJNA BAY GRANTED MAXIMUM PROTECTION AFTER MARINE TURTLE FOUND NESTING

STATE OF MALTA’S ENVIRONMENT RELEASED IN LATEST ENVIRONMENT INDICATORS REPORT

A VARIATION OF THE BUMBLE BEE ORCHID DISCOVERED IN MALTA

MEPA TAKES ACTION ON VARIOUS ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

INSTILLING A SENSE OF AWE AND RESPECT TOWARDS THE MALTESE ENVIRONMENT

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA STAFF DONATES € 3,000 TO TWO CHARITIES

NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES THE RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF THE UNDERWATER WORLD

ADOPTING MORE SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY MEASURES

CARING FOR COMINO’S BIODIVERSITY

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING A TOOL TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

UNKNOWN OWNER ORDERED TO RESTORE HISTORICAL ARCH IN GZIRA

NEW PROCEDURE TO INTRODUCE NON-EXECUTABLE PLANNING PERMISSIONS

DEALING WITH ENFORCEMENT COMPLAINTS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS UNDER ‘INVESTI F’DAREK’ SCHEME EXTENDED

BREAK TIME

‘ENHANCED AND INCREASED COLLABORATION’ BETWEEN MEPA AND KTP

PLANNING PERMISSION FOR EXTENSION OF CENTRAL BANK ANNEX
 

OUTLOOK 28 - JULY 2012

MEPA SUPPORTS RESTORATION OF OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH IN VALLETTA

PROJECT AIMED AT PROTECTING DOLPHINS AND TURTLES FOUND WITHIN MALTESE WATERS

CONCESSIONS FOR STRUCTURES NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SANITARY LAW TO BE CONSIDERED

TWO IMPORTANT MAJOR PROJECTS APPROVED BY MEPA BOARD

ILLEGAL LARGE STRUCTURE DEMOLISHED IN MĠARR OUTSIDE DEVELOPMENT ZONE AREA

VOX POP: CAR FREE ZONES – A BENEFIT TO ALL?

PICTURE COMPETITION

MEPA EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATE IN BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

A NEW SUN- ROSE SPECIES FOUND IN THE MALTESE ISLANDS

A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

PLANTS FROM OUR PAST AND THEIR MANY USES

DRAWING TOGETHER THE DIFFERENT SYNERGIES

REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO POLICIES FOR LARGE MALTA INDUSTRIAL PARK SITES

SUPPORTING MEPA TO REACH MALTA’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

BREAK TIME

OUTLOOK 29 - AUGUST 2012

NEW DAILY FINES AND PENALTIES TO DISSUADE ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENT

AVERAGE WASTE GENERATED PER HOUSEHOLD DROPS

KEEPING SOME OF OUR ROADS CAR FREE FOR ONE DAY

REDUCING THE IMPACT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

BREAK TIME

CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN PROSE AND POETRY

PICTURE COMPETITION

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR MSIDA RESIDENTS

ENFORCEMENT ACTION TAKEN AGAINST ILLEGAL CARAVANS IN GNEJNA VAY AND MARSAXLOKK

EU FUNDING TO PROVIDE MEPA EMPLOYEES WITH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

THE FEASIBILITY OF ELECTRIC CARS IN MALTA

HARNESSING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

STRIVING TO FOSTER A STRONG SENSE OF TEAMWORK

NEW PROPOSED POLICY AMENDMENT FOR FRENCH CREEK WATERFRONT AREA

GERMANY: A MODEL COUNTRY TO HELP MALTA ACHIEVE ITS ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS

COAST ROAD TO BE UPGRADED TO ENSURE HIGH SAFETY STANDARDS

OUTLOOK 30 - SEPTEMBER 2012

BEAUTIFUL BAROQUE TOWNHOUSE AND GARDENS GIVEN DESERVED PROTECTION

MEPA CONTINUES TO CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGALITIES

SUNDAY HERITAGE AND BIODIVERSITY TOURS TO RECOMMENCE THIS OCTOBER

APPREZZA DAREK: VALOURISING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE

ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS TO BE AMENDED TO FACILITATE WASTE MANAGEMENTS ACTIVITIES

STREET ACTIVITIES MARK CAR FREE DAY

STRONGER DETERRENTS TO DISCOURAGE ILLEGALITIES

URBAN IMPROVEMENTS FURTHER RABAT’S TOURISTIC APPEAL AND INSTIL SENSE OF PRIDE IN RESIDENTS

COMPETITON: REARRANGE THE LETTERS

TURTLE EGGS EXCAVATED IN GNEJNA

PROTECTING GOZO’S UNIQUE CHARACTER AND HERITAGE

FLIGHT THE FLOODS

MONITORING PLANNING SCHEMES AND ALIGNMENTS

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT TOGETHER

MEPA REFORM BROUGHT GREATER SENSITIVITY

GREEN LIGHT FOR WORKS TO START ON NEW LIFE SCIENCE PARK
  

OUTLOOK 31 - OCTOBER 2012

THREE TURTLES RELEASED INTO THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

REINFORCING MALTA’S AIR MONITORING CAPABILITIES

AMENDMENTS TO LEGAL NOTICE EASE THE BURDEN OF UNNECESSARY BUREAUCRACY

ACHIEVING SOLUTIONS THROUGH DISCUSSION RATHER THAN CONFRONTATION

INVALUABLE LESSONS IN SAFEGUARDING OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCES

PROJECTS TAILORED TO MEET THE EVOLVING NEEDS OF MELLIEĦA RESIDENTS

COMPETITION- REARRANGE THE LETTERS

HERITAGE AND BIODIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL SUNDAY TOURS 2012-2013

SCHEME FOR ENFORCEMENT CONCESSIONS ON STRUCTURES NOT ACCORDING TO SANITARY LAW

NEW DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE SERVICES

SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TOWARDS REGENERATION AND CONSOLIDATION INITIATIVES

CREATING THE RIGHT COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

MEPA EMPLOYEES FUNDRAISE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT TOGETHER

MALTESE INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IMPRESSIVE

MEPA APPROVES NEW NATIONAL INTERACTIVE SCIENCE CENTRE IN BIGHI

OUTLOOK 32- NOVEMBER 2012

NEW PROPOSED POLICY FOR HOTEL HEIGHT LIMITATIONS

MEPA INTERVENES TO REMOVE ILLEGAL DUMPING SITE ON HERITAGE COASTLINE

NEARBY TWO STOREYS DEVELOPMENT WILL NOTE IMPINGE ON PROTECTED GARDENS OF VILLA MEKRECH 

A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH

OVER €600 DONATED TO CARITAS (MALTA)

THE CHRISTMAS CRIB – PROMOTING VALUES BASED ON SAFEGUARDING OUR ENVIRONMENT

MEPA GUIDED BY LOCAL COUNCIL ON CIRCUS ACTIVITY IN NAXXAR

NEW BOARD SECRETARY APPOINTED

IMPROVED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR FGURA RESIDENTS

COMPETITION: REARRANGE THE LETTERS

REVISED WEEE DIRECTIVE BEING TRANSPOSED TO NATIONAL LAW

LOCAL STUDIES ON ELECTRIC CARS AND BOATS GAIN NEW GROUND

SHIELDING THE COUNTRY FROM THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

MULTI-TASKING IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY

HERITAGE AND BIODIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL SUNDAY TOURS 2012-2013

CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT ON THE AGENDA

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOR FORT CHAMBRAY

 

OUTLOOK 33- DECEMBER 2012

LONG TERM STRATEGY TO SAFEGUARD MALTA’S BIODIVERSITY ADOPTED

OVER 11 KILOMETRES OF NATURAL LANDSCAPE GRANTED HIGH LEVEL OF PROTECTION

MALTA COMMENDED FOR HIGHEST CONTRIBUTION TO NATURA 2000 SITES

THE PRESENCE OF TREES IN MALTA’S URBAN AREAS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS – A WORK IN PROGRESS

CARNIVAL VILLAGE GETS GREEN LIGHT

MAINTAINING THE ELEGANT CHARACTER OF THE CENTRAL VILLAGE OF ATTARD

COMPETITION: REARRANGE THE LETTERS

GATHERING DATA ON THE PRESENCE OF LOGGERHEAD TURTLES AND BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS

REHABILITATION OF THE EX-DEUTSCHEWELLE RADIO STATION

MAINTENANCE WORKS AT IL-MAGĦLUQ TA’ MARSAXLOKK

SAFEGUARDING THE COUNTRY’S HERITAGE

PROTECTING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

MEPA REFORM – A CONTINUOUS CONSULTATION PROCESS

VILLA FRIERES DEVELOPMENT SIGNIFICANTLY DOWNSIZED