EPA has issued a Works Approval, subject to conditions, to Veolia Environmental Services, to install a 20 foot self-bunded refrigerated container at their premises at 10 George Street, Portland.

Medical waste collected in 120L, 240L and 660L bins from Portland and surrounding regions will be stored temporarily in the container prior to bulk haulage to Veolia’s licensed existing medical waste treatment plant in Corio. 

The works will reduce the frequency of transportation and provide better service to waste generators in the event of emergency.

Veolia must notify EPA when it intends to start and finish the work. Veolia must ensure any construction does not have offsite impacts and report to EPA that the construction is in accordance with the approval.

The George Street operation is required to obtain an EPA licence to ensure protection of the surrounding environment and health of the community.

The Works Approval and assessment summary are available to view at https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/veolia 

If you object to the issuing of the Works Approval or its conditions, you may have the decision reviewed at VCAT by applying in writing within 21 days of the date of issue to:

Registrar, Planning and Environment Division
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
7th Floor, 55 King Street, Melbourne

An application fee may be applicable when lodging an appeal with VCAT. Contact VCAT on 03 9628 9777 for further details on fees associated with an appeal. A copy of the appeal should also be forwarded, within seven days of lodgement, to:

Manager, Development Assessments Unit
Environment Protection Authority Victoria
GPO Box 4395, Melbourne 3001

 

Reviewed 18 December 2020