Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has received a Development Licence application from  Wangaratta Lifestyle Estate Pty Ltd to build a waste water treatment facility.

The facility would treat and dispose of wastewater from the Wangaratta Lifestyle Estate Retirement Village at Lot A PS347547, 145 Lindner Rd, Wangandary that would treat a daily average flow of 60,000 litres per day to produce advanced secondary (Class B) effluent. It’s proposed the treated effluent would be dispersed underground to 5,460 m2 of engineered mounds at a depth greater than 300 mm. 

Wangaratta Lifestyle Estate Pty Ltd have submitted an application for a planning permit for use and development of the land for a residential village to the Wangaratta Rural City Council. 

The community is able to make submissions on this proposal between 2 September – 23 September at: www.engage.vic.gov.au/wangaratta-lifestyle-estate

EPA licences and permissions

To perform prescribed activities that may cause harm, 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 we 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 2 September 2022