About us

We’re changing

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EPA is a world-class regulator of waste and pollution – and very soon we’re going to be even better.

The biggest reform program in EPA’s 46-year history is already under way. This means we’ll be more equipped than ever to meet the environmental challenges facing Victoria.

We’ll provide the science-first advice and leadership Victorians need to protect their health and environment.

We’re passionate about this state staying one of the most liveable places on the planet – a place where community and industry continue to thrive.

Independent Inquiry

The Victorian Government committed to a major public inquiry into EPA in 2014, our first comprehensive review since starting operations in 1971.

The Independent Inquiry into EPA released its final conclusions in 2016. The report identified 48 areas for potential improvement, providing the greatest opportunity for positive and fundamental change in our history.

Over the next five years, EPA will be dedicated to delivering on those recommendations – and our environment will be healthier for it.

Delivering on the first year of reform

EPA is implementing the Victorian Government’s vision of a more agile, modern environmental regulator.

We’re making the changes needed to meet future environmental and health challenges, and the expectations of our community.

To help get us there, EPA has launched a new five-year organisational strategy, Our Environment, Our Health.

Reform milestones

December 2016 – Environmental Public Health Unit established to provide Victorians with improved public health information relating to pollution and waste impacts.

January 2017 – Victorian Government appoints an Interim Advisory Board to guide EPA’s delivery of the Government’s vision for EPA.

March 2017 – Victoria’s inaugural Chief Environmental Scientist, Dr Andrea Hinwood, appointed to EPA.

October 2017 – Applications open for EPA’s Governing Board.

Find out more and get involved

We’ll be keeping you informed with regular updates on our website.

If you’d like to have your say on the reforms or subscribe to our quarterly email newsletter, register your interest on the Engage Victoria website

Page last updated on 20 Mar 2018