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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.
In the event of a bushfire, landowners and authorities may be required to dispose of perished stock or large quantities of building rubble. The proper disposal of bushfire waste is an important health and environmental consideration.
EPA encourages the removal of dead stock to rendering facilities or landfills, however EPA understands that this is not always an option. EPA has previously assisted a number of councils to establish mass stock burial sites and these should be used wherever possible. Please contact your local council for more information.
In areas where stock cannot be moved to a landfill or an approved burial site, they should be disposed of by burial in accordance with our brochure What to do with farm wastes (publication 1049).
The burning of dead stock must be avoided unless instructed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DPI). If concerned about animal health or wellbeing please contact your local animal health or welfare officer within DPI. Landholders can be connected to DPI services in their area by calling the Victorian bushfire information line on 1800 240 667.
Building rubble from bushfires mainly consists of a mixture of brick, concrete, asphalt and timber. This waste should be disposed of to a landfill licensed to receive solid inert waste. Building rubble should not be deposited to land, such as farms or gullies, without approval from EPA.
Contact EPA on 1300 EPA VIC (1300 872 842) if this needs to occur.
Page last updated on 9 Sep 2014