Latest media releases and news

  1. Hefty fine for contaminated dump at primary school

    A court case involving more than 100 loads of asbestos-contaminated waste dumped at a Victorian primary school has ended with a conviction and a $285,000 fine. EPA Victoria (EPA) charged Concrete...

  2. EPA moves quickly to have waste removed from Sunshine North property

    EPA has acted immediately to have potentially hazardous and industrial waste removed from a Sunshine North premises. The site is secure and containers will be removed from the 270 McIntyre Rd site to...

  3. EPA stops Cranbourne landfill from accepting waste until it can control odour

    EPA Victoria has today issued Cranbourne landfill operator SBI with a prohibition notice, stopping it from accepting waste until odour issues at the site are properly managed. EPA continues to...

  4. Lemon Springs August Update

    Clean up work at the Lemon Springs dump site is continuing with waste still being removed and disposed offsite. To date, 26 of the 32 sites have been cleared of waste and three of these sites have...

  5. EPA fines Mt Cottrell company over silence and a smell

    An agricultural company has been fined more than $9,000 for failing to give information to EPA officers as they investigated reports of odours from its Mt Cottrell farm. EPA West Metropolitan Regional...

  6. EPA holds snap dairy inspections

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) South West Regional officers have conducted a series of unannounced dairy farm inspections to check on effluent management at dairies within the South...

  7. Yarra Valley Water seeks development licence

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria EPA has received an application from Yarra Valley Water seeking a development licence for the construction and commissioning of a predominantly underground...

  8. Fireball in the night brings a criminal conviction for Lillimur man

    A burning pile of industrial waste with flames 30 metres high at Lillimur, a small community near Kaniva in western Victoria, has cost a local man a criminal conviction and nearly $10,000 in fine and...

  9. Fine for Melbourne Regional Landfill

    Landfill Operations Pty Ltd trading as Melbourne Regional Landfill (part of the Cleanaway group) in Ravenhall has been handed a $20,000 at the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court after the company failed...

  10. EPA fines East Gippsland Water over wastewater discharge

    EPA Victoria has fined East Gippsland Water more than $9,000 over a discharge of more than 30 million litres of wastewater into Macleod Morass in April 2022. The wastewater was discharged from the...

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