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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.
Approvals and licences are key statutory mechanisms used by EPA to protect the Victorian environment. The Approvals Review Final Report (publication 1521) focused on four types of EPA approvals under Victoria’s Environment Protection Act:
The reforms identified in the report will provide proponents, assessors and the community with much greater certainty regarding the basis and time frames for EPA’s approvals and exemption decisions. They will result in a significantly more timely process for industry, particularly at the pre-statutory stage.
EPA’s vision is to provide a streamlined, transparent, fair and predictable works approval and licensing system to Victoria’s community and industry.
Chapter 9 of the Approvals Review Final Report provides a full list of reforms. The table below is a summary of the reforms, listed by theme.
EPA will report on the progress of our approvals reforms in annual reports.
Page last updated on 23 Apr 2015