Latest media releases and news

  1. Little Pheasant Creek dairy discharge leads to a fine

    The operator of a farm at Poowong North faces a $1,817 fine from EPA Victoria for discharging more than 1,000 litres of dairy effluent-laden wastewater into Little Pheasant Creek. EPA Regional Manager...

  2. Opportunity to discuss landfill odour in Botanic Ridge and Cranbourne West

    On Thursday, 21 July 2022, EPA will be holding six small group online sessions to listen to community feedback and discuss the odour issues affecting Botanic Ridge and Cranbourne West.  Following...

  3. Monsbent Update

    Our environment protection laws aim to prevent harm to the community and the environment.  Monsbent (trading as D&R Henderson) at Benalla has an operating license issued by the EPA. The...

  4. Lemon Springs July update

    Remediation of the Lemon Springs site is progressing well, with waste continuing to be removed and disposed offsite. Waste removal in 26 of 32 sites has been completed, with the remaining six sites...

  5. EPA fines noisy pub that wouldnt listen

    EPA Victoria has fined a Traralgon hotel more than $9,000 over excessively loud music, after the pub’s management failed to comply with EPA’s instructions and months of public complaints...

  6. EPA targets noisy vehicles

    Loud cars, bikes and light trucks continue to cause noise pollution issues for Victorians with Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) issuing thousands of notices. In a first,  EPA...

  7. EPA completes two major clean up projects

    EPA has finalised two of the most significant clean up projects in Victoria’s history with the completion of works at 300-400 Broderick Road, Lara and the removal of chemical waste from a...

  8. Charges laid for illegal dumping and hindering an EPA officer

    EPA has laid 10 charges against an individual under the Environment Protection Act 2017, following a comprehensive investigation into the dumping and burning of industrial waste on an unlicensed...

  9. Dumped dead stock cost dairy company a fine

    A local dairy company has been fined more than $5,000 over a dozen dead cattle left out in the open on its property at Simpson, in southwest Victoria. EPA issued Sunday Ridge Dairies Pty Ltd with a $5...

  10. Unloading a lit cigarette costs transport company $2,200

    A lit cigarette dropped from a company car at Hallam has cost a transport company more than $2,200. EPA Victoria issued the company with a fine in February 2022, after a member of the public made a...