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  • Monitoring Port Phillip Bay Baywide water quality monitoring program EPA has been monitoring water quality in Port Phillip Bay at six sites for over 30 years. This monitoring program was expanded for the duration of the Channel Deepening Project and continued, following its completion, from 2008 to 2011. The expanded monitoring program included monthly samples at 11 sites across the bay and a wider range of parameters was tested for, including lead, mercury, arsenic and phytoplankton species. To minimise the environmen... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-port-phillip-bay Last updated on 22 Jun 2016
  • Yarra Watch Yarra Watch, run by EPA and Melbourne Water, is currently being redeveloped as part of the Victorian Government’s A cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay Action Plan to improve key water quality monitoring programs. The existing program ended in mid-October and will return in December 2013, aligning with EPA’s Beach Report to become a summer program targeting peak recreational use. Yarra Watch in its new form will provide up-to-date information to the general public by devel... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/yarra-watch Last updated on 27 Sep 2017
  • Closure of Hazelwood mine and power station The Hazelwood mine and power station in the Latrobe Valley ceased operations on 31 March 2017, but EPA will have involvement at the site for many years to come. EPA currently licenses environmental discharges from the Hazelwood power station and will regulate the environmental aspects of decommissioning, remediation and water discharges from the cooling pond and site. The site operator, ENGIE, must comply with the Environment Protection Act 1970 and EPA-issued statutory notices that outlin... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/hazelwood-closure Last updated on 19 Jun 2017
  • Hazelwood recovery effort The Hazelwood mine fire was officially declared safe on 25 March 2014 by the Fire Services Commissioner. In accordance with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA) responsibilities as the State of Victoria’s environmental regulator, EPA monitored and analysed the air, soil and water in order to detect any potential environmental issues related to the fire. The results from the air monitoring were provided to the Department of Health and Human Services to assess potent... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/hazelwood-recovery-effort Last updated on 11 Aug 2016
  • Monitoring Victoria’s air EPA monitors air quality to ensure that Victorians’ health and wellbeing are maintained. Monitoring provides information on the concentration of pollutants in the air. This: enables assessment of air quality relative to objectives informs the development of air quality management strategies allows evaluation of the effectiveness of air quality management activities. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-victorias-air Last updated on 1 Feb 2017
  • Monitoring Victoria’s marine environment The objectives of EPA’s marine monitoring program are to: assess current environmental quality and trends in condition over time identify current and emerging environmental risks and potential sources of harm investigate any significant risks that require detailed investigation assess interventions and management actions to protect and improve water quality provide information for the development of policy objectives to protect human health and ecosystems. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-victorias-marine-environment Last updated on 14 Jun 2016
  • Major infrastructure projects EPA works to ensure the environment and community are protected from potential harmful impacts resulting from soil, air, water and noise pollution, including during major infrastructure projects across Victoria. Current major projects EPA is involved with: Level crossing removal Metro Tunnel  West Gate Tunnel project  EPA’s primary role in these projects is to advise proponents on steps they should take to minimise or eliminate impacts on community and the e... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects Last updated on 21 Sep 2017
  • West Gate Tunnel project Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has signed off on the rigorous Environmental Effects Statement (EES) for the West Gate Tunnel Project, a major road, tunnel and bridge project. An EES is a transparent and thorough assessment of the potential environmental or community impacts of a major development. Read more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/environmental-effects-assessed-for-west-gate-tunnel/. The project has three key components: widening of the West Gate Freeway a new r... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/west-gate-tunnel-project Last updated on 8 Dec 2017
  • Metro Tunnel On this page: Construction impacts Waste and soil from demolition and construction work Further information Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project involves the development of twin 9 km rail tunnels and five new underground stations. The new Metro Tunnel will let more trains run in and out of the city by giving the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD. The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) is responsible for delivering t... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/metro-tunnel Last updated on 24 Mar 2017
  • Level crossing removal On this page: Current works Construction impacts Further information Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project will see the removal of 50 congested level crossings across Melbourne nominated by the Victorian Government, over the next eight years. The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is responsible for all aspects of the project including planning and development, stakeholder engagement, procurement, through to construction and delivery. Construction has start... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/level-crossing-removal Last updated on 17 Mar 2017

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