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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.
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.
To assist in the 2008 review of the residential noise Regulations, a story-gathering process was used to obtain views from the Victorian community. The stories provided a valuable insight into the issues associated with residential noise. EPA thanks all the residents who shared their experiences, and the councils and community groups that helped with the story sessions.
These guidelines include advice on addressing noise from air conditioners, construction and demolition sites, road repair and track maintenance, waste collection, deliveries, dog kennels, shops, scare guns, public address systems, mini-motorcycle circuits and helicopters.
See the noise legislation page for commercial, industrial and music noise policies. See the commercial and industrial noise page for guidelines and supporting material.
The noise section of EPA’s publication database has local area noise studies.
Page last updated on 8 Sep 2016