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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.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
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 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.
The industrial precinct along Whitehall Street, Yarraville, has been impacted by significant contamination as a result of historical industrial activities and practices.
In 2006, EPA engaged environmental auditor Dr Peter Nadebaum to assess the impact of this historical contamination on the Maribyrnong River. That audit found levels of contamination for a range of metals in sediment samples, consistent with those expected in a highly urbanised catchment.
The audit found concentration of contaminants, including arsenic in the river, to be lower than the guidance levels for protection of ecosystems. They are not a concern for those using the river.
The audit had a number of key recommendations which were and continue to be addressed by EPA and the companies concerned as part of their individual notices and ongoing clean-up works.
The links below provide further information on the audit.
Page last updated on 19 Jan 2016