Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is inviting community members and industry and government partners to play a role in planning for its future following reforms announced by the Victorian Government.
Announced in January, the reforms aim to ensure EPA is capable of meeting new and future environmental challenges – shifting its focus onto prevention and strengthening its scientific base.
EPA Chief Executive Officer, Nial Finegan said members of the community could have their say on EPA’s priorities, goals and values by attending one of eight consultation sessions across Victoria over the next four weeks.
“We’re committed to delivering an EPA that meets the needs of the communities we serve,” Mr Finegan said.
“Already, we’re seeing some significant changes at EPA with the appointment of Victoria’s first Chief Environmental Scientist and the development of an enhanced public health capability.
“Feedback from members of the community and other stakeholders will help guide our goals and priorities and we welcome their involvement,” Mr Finegan said.
Consultation sessions will be held from 4-7pm at the following locations:
Wednesday 26 April 2017
The Capital, Bendigo Bank Theatre
50 View St, Bendigo
Thursday 27 April 2017
Benalla Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (BPACC) Meeting Rooms
57 Samaria Road, Benalla
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Sunshine Convention Centre (Victoria University) Seminar Rooms
460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine
Thursday 4 May 2017
Italian Australian Sporting Club
499-501 Princes Drive, Morwell
Monday 8 May 2017
Mid City Motel Warrnambool
525 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Novotel Geelong, Bellarine Room
10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong
Thursday 11 May 2017
Punt Hill Apartment Hotel, Walnut Room
157-163 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Bairnsdale RSL, Lakes Room
2 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale
Light refreshments and a kids’ colouring corner will be provided at each session and all venues are wheelchair accessible.
To register, or for more information, visit engage.vic.gov.au/reform-epa