Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has issued a Works Approval under Section 19B of the Environment Protection Act for new air pollution control equipment at a medical and quarantine product sterilisation facility in Dandenong.

The new equipment will replace existing technology used to destroy a sterilisation chemical used at the Steritech facility at 160 South Gippsland Hwy.

The new catalytic abatement technology to be used is designed to achieve lower air emissions and reduced impacts on greenhouse gases.

EPA engaged with the community via an online question and answer session on the Engage Victoria website and publicised the application through Engage Victoria and conventional media.  EPA did not receive any submissions from the public regarding the proposal. 

In giving the project its approval, EPA has included routine Works Approval conditions as well as specific conditions for this proposal that require:

A plan for ongoing air quality monitoring
Plans for the proper storage and disposal of liquid waste
An approved Environment Improvement Plan (EIP)

The proposed works will also require a planning permit from the City of Greater Dandenong and an EPA licence to operate before they can proceed.

Members of the public can find the application documents and copies of the submissions received, on the Engage Victoria website, at: engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/steritech


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

Where a Works Approval is granted, it includes specific environmental conditions the company must meet for the project to go ahead. 

Reviewed 14 October 2020