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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Free apps to help protect health and the environment.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Building our future together
EPA’s organisational strategy
Our environment, Our health is EPA’s plan for the future. It sets out five goals and how we’ll work with Victorians to achieve them.
Follow the green line to further explore our strategy, our goals and our promise to you
We’re here to ensure our state continues to be one of the most liveable and prosperous places on Earth.
Our purpose is to protect the environment and people by preventing and reducing harm from pollution and waste.
A healthy and sustainable environment underpins the Victorian economy. As one of the world’s most liveable places, our economy is growing and changing.
Click on the arrow to visualise some of our challenges and what areas they impact
Increasingly varied pollution sources
Greater encroachment on industry
More waste as Victoria grows
A healthy and sustainable environment underpins Victoria’s economy.
To achieve our vision we’ll work with and for Victorians. But what does success look like?
A healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria, now and always.
We will know we have been successful when:
Victorians value, trust and understand our role, advice and decisions.
Victorians believe we anticipate and prevent harm.
Victorians recognise our strong and proportionate response and role as an effective deterrent.
Victorians value our expertise and know strong science underpins our actions.
Victorians turn to us for information and support that empowers business and community.
Victorians actively engage with EPA, sure in the knowledge we will guide and encourage best practice.
To do our part in creating a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria now and always, we will focus on five goals.
We are a world-class regulator of pollution and waste.
EPA’s organisational strategy lays the foundations for becoming world-class regulator that delivers meaningful change, embedded in five goals.
We prevent harm from pollution and waste by leveraging good environmental performance across community, business and government.
We support Victorians to understand the condition of their environment and we work to ensure shared responsibility is accepted and understood by community and business.
We are a trusted source of advice on Victoria’s environment and influential in working with others to address complex problems resulting from pollution and waste.
We hold polluters to account and work with our partners to respond to pollution and emergency incidents and legacy contamination to minimise harm to Victoria’s environment and people
As an organisation, EPA commits to delivering on its goals by enabling a high-performance culture that values our people and supports them with fit-for-purpose systems and expertise.
Successful implementation of this strategy requires every EPA staff member to live our values. These values applied consistently by each of us in our interactions with Victorians will deliver one experience of EPA.
We focus effort for best result
We are evidence and risk based
We learn from experience
We are agile and innovative
We support each other
We welcome diversity
We listen and learn
We involve people in decisions that affect them
We do what we say we will
We make timely decisions
We use sound judgement
We are transparent and objective
More than ever, we will proactively prevent pollution and waste to improve Victoria’s environment, health and wellbeing.
That’s our promise to you.
EPA is continuously improving the way it identifies these focus areas and will be engaging with stakeholders to help inform future priorities. As new issues emerge throughout the year, EPA will prioritise effort to address them.
The five-year reform will see EPA undergo significant transformation and we invite stakeholders to share in the journey and stay updated on our progress. To date, we have fulfilled a number of early commitments, highlighting our promise to enhancing human health and the environment for all Victorians. Read more about the Inquiry, government response and EPA’s progress.
Furthermore, to revisit our key focus areas and achievements for the 2017–18 financial year that will enable us to deliver on our Organisational Strategy, download our Annual Plan.
Page last updated on 24 Jan 2018