EPA Victoria has received a Development Licence application from ReSource Pty Ltd for the expansion of its e-waste and metal recycling facility at 70 Swann Drive, Derrimut.

The facility would reprocess up to 20,000 tonnes of waste each year, including e-waste, used batteries and scrap metal.

The reprocessed materials would then go for further recycling or processing at other facilities, and anything not suitable for recycling such as certain types of plastics and paper would go to a licensed landfill.

The community can make submissions on this proposal between 17 January and 7 February 2023. You can view the application details and have your say at engage.vic.gov.au/resource-pty-ltd

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 17 January 2023