Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a Works Approval application for the conversion of waste to energy at Dandenong South.

The proposed waste-to-energy facility, to be operated by Great Southern Waste Technologies, seeks to utilise gasification technology developed by Energos Technology AS, processing 100,000 tonnes/year of municipal solid waste (MSW) and commercial and industrial waste (C&I), to deliver approximately 7.9 MW of electricity to the grid.

EPA will assess the proposal against all relevant environmental policies and guidelines and look at any potential environmental and human health impacts that could result from the proposed development, including, but not limited to, air emissions, odour, noise, greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater treatment and discharge and reuse of wastewater or residual ash.

Great Southern Waste Technologies’ full application is available online at:            https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/GSWT

Members of the public are welcome to make submissions regarding the proposal until 8 January 2020. Submissions can either be emailed to works.approvals@epa.vic.gov.au or by mail to:

EPA Victoria

GPO Box 4395

Melbourne VIC 3001

Information session

GSWT is hosting a drop-in information session on 11 December.


Quest apartments

2-10 Walker St Dandenong

6pm - 8 pm.

RSVP: works.approvals@epa.vic.gov.au

Works Approvals are issued by EPA under the Environment Protection Act 1970. They are required for industrial and waste management activities that have the potential for significant environmental impact.

A Works Approval permits plant and equipment to be installed, the operation of which will result in one or more of:

  • the discharge of waste to the environment
  • an increase in, or alteration to, an existing discharge
  • a change in the way waste is treated or stored.

Reviewed 3 December 2019