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About NIEA

Last updated: 27 March 2015

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) website.

The DOE Minister, Mark H Durkan, MLA has a simple and powerful way of expressing how we must approach environment and heritage management in the 21st Century:

' A Better Environment- A Stronger Economy'


We have developed a new Delivery Framework and recently initiated some organisational transformation to help us to do this.

The delivery framework consists of four key Operating Principles which will help us deliver our strategic objective which is to:

To create prosperity and well-being through Environment and Heritage excellence.

The Operating Principles are:

  • We will make it easy for people to do good business and difficult for people to do bad business;
  • We will help create a resource efficient Northern Ireland;
  • We will help people see our environment and heritage as an opportunity, not a barrier; and
  • We will be a customer-focussed and people-centred organisation.

These Operating Principles will shape the way the NIEA undertakes all its work and will help us plan and deliver better environment and heritage outcomes.

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