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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’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.
Air quality was generally good in the Melbourne, Geelong and Latrobe Valley regions in 2015. Some areas, such as Brooklyn, experienced poorer air quality due to localised sources of pollution. Bushfires also had a major impact on Victoria’s air quality in 2015.
Particles (as PM10) were the pollutant that was most frequently measured above the National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure (NEPM AAQ) during 2015.
The NEPM AAQ goal for PM10 particles is that the daily air quality objective is not exceeded more than five days in a year. The goal was not achieved at two air monitoring sites: Brooklyn and Geelong. The PM10 air quality standard in Brooklyn was exceeded on 11 days in 2015. In general, these were associated with dust from local sources.
Page last updated on 24 Apr 2017