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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.
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 West Gate Tunnel project is a major road, tunnel and bridge project currently undertaking an environment effects statement (EES) assessment process.
The project has three key components:
A bridge over the Maribyrnong River will provide an alternative river crossing to the West Gate Bridge.
The Western Distributor Authority (WDA) is responsible for the management of the project on behalf of the Victorian Government and in partnership with Transurban. This includes planning and development, stakeholder engagement, procurement, through to construction and delivery.
The West Gate Tunnel project triggers requirements for key approval applications. This includes an EPA works approval.
The project design includes a road tunnel ventilation system.
Under the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007, road tunnel ventilation systems require a works approval.
Works approvals are issued by EPA under the Environment Protection Act 1970.
When the works approval application is received by EPA, the application will be advertised in print and on EPA’s website. The advertisement will include details for public participation, including how to make a submission on the works approval application.
If you have any questions about the project, contact the Western Distributor Authority on 1800 817 687 or visit the West Gate Tunnel project website.
Page last updated on 13 Apr 2017