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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.
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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.
If landfills are not properly located, designed and managed, the landfill leachate (liquid that has been in contact with or generated by waste) can sit within or very close to groundwater. This can contaminate groundwater if it is not properly contained.
Contaminated groundwater can produce a range of potential human health effects, depending on the pollutants and the way the groundwater is used.
EPA assessed if there would be sufficient separation between the bottom of the waste in the landfill, and the groundwater under the landfill.
EPA determined that the proposed cells in the South Portion of the landfill did not have sufficient separation and that additional design and management measures were needed to better protect the groundwater.
Consequently, Landfill Operations proposed additional design and management measures. With these modified measures, EPA assessed the risk of groundwater contamination (and the potential risk to human health) to be low.
EPA has issued strict conditions about groundwater management in the Works Approval. These include:
Page last updated on 24 Mar 2017