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EPA's programs help you with your responsibilities to protect the environment.

For example, we:

  • chair the Taskforce that inspects resource recovery facilities across Victoria to tackle stockpiles of combustible recyclable and waste materials (CRWM) that might pose a fire risk
  • work with large industrial businesses to manage their environmental risks
  • support service stations to prevent leaks from their underground petrol storage systems (UPSS)
  • nominate projects that restore the local environment with the Inspiring Environmental Solutions program
  • have developed new landfill licence conditions with industry input.

We also have research and prevention programs to protect the environment.

For example, we:

  • work with academics on waste management research
  • manage groundwater studies for the Fishermans Bend urban renewal project
  • work to improve water quality with the Better Bays and Waterways program
  • prevent illegal dumping with our Strikeforce team. 

We have programs that help the community become more involved in learning about the environment.

Past programs and projects included:

  • an event led by Victoria’s leading female scientists for International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • National Science Week events about pollution, waste and the environment.

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Programs to support people protecting the environment

Victorian Government Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce

Work with EPA on waste management research

ChemCollect: safe collection of toxic waste

Supporting service stations to manage underground petrol storage

Funding for restoring the local environment 

Programs to research and prevent pollution and waste

Studying groundwater at Fishermans Bend

Identifying environmental risks and assessing compliance across major industries 

Improving water quality: Port Phillip and Western Port

How we target illegal dumping 

Using drones to fight illegal dumping Landfills Improvement Program

Landfills Improvement Program detailed response to licence holder feedback

Examples of recent EPA education programs 

Supporting International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Celebrating National Science Week

Using science to improve Melbourne’s liveability

Panel discussion on health, risk and making informed choices

Waste away – the future of garbage

More information about current projects and issues

Active environmental issues

Major infrastructure projects

Find more programs and projects

Reviewed 5 August 2020