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EPA regularly receives and assesses applications to issue works approvals or licences. Works approval applications and some types of licence applications are open to public comment for a period of 21 days immediately after they have been lodged. The comment period starts when an application is advertised. This occurs in the Herald Sun (and in some cases in a local newspaper) and on EPA’s website.
EPA makes publicly available on its website all information – unless marked as commercial-in-confidence – related to an application.
Interested people may submit comments in writing to EPA on applications during the advertised public comment period. Public comments received will usually be made available on the website.
Where an application is considered to have high community interest, or is subject to an appeal, EPA will maintain information on the website after the public comment period has closed.
Information about the following applications is currently available.
GBP Australia is proposing to construct a high-temperature rendering plant on its existing site in Poowong.
Iluka Resources has applied for a works approval to continue the disposal of waste by-products at its Douglas Mine site over the next 15 to 20 years. The application is accompanied by a planning permit application to Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC).
Landfill Operations (a Cleanaway subsidiary) has applied to extend its Melbourne Regional Landfill at Ravenhall.
EPA has received a works approval application for the retrofit of new, higher efficiency turbine blades at Loy Yang B Power Station.
Organic Matter Solutions has applied for a works approval for mobile facilities to burn a range of waste streams.
EPA has received a works approval application from Montarosa P/L to construct and operate a wastewater treatment plant at a proposed eco-tourism facility in Princetown.
Santos (NT) Pty Ltd has submitted a works approval application to Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to upgrade its Orbost Gas Plant located at 73 Ewing Marsh Rd, Newmerella.
SELX Operations is proposing to construct the Western Victoria Livestock Exchange at the corner of Hamilton Highway and Connewarren Lane in Mortlake.
Yarra Valley Stock Removers operates a knackery in Yering and is looking to expand to Jindivick with a similar operation.
Page last updated on 7 Nov 2016