EPA has received an application from gold rush tourist destination Porcupine Village Pty Ltd in Allans Rd, Maldon proposing a new wastewater treatment plant including  a treated wastewater reuse scheme.

Public consultation on the development licence application is open until 27/03/2023


EPA licences and permissions

To perform prescribed activities that may cause harm to human health and/or the environment, you must have a permission such as a licence, permit or registration.

Permissions work alongside the General Environmental Duty, ensuring performance standards and conditions are met across a range of activities. There are three tiers of permissions based on the level of risk to human health and the environment:

1. Licences for high-risk prescribed activities

2. Permits for medium-risk prescribed activities

3. Registrations for low-risk prescribed activities

This risk-based approach means EPA can target different levels of risk with the right balance of permissions and conditions. Our Permissions scheme policy (publication 1799) outlines:

• Your role, as the permission holder, in ensuring compliance and preventing harm

• What we consider when assessing an application for a permission

• How permissions work to manage the risks related to prescribed activities

Find out more at epa.vic.gov.au/for-business/new-laws-and-your-business/permissions

Reviewed 7 March 2023