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In 2017–18, EPA worked to make sure Victoria had the best outcomes for communities and the environment.

Our highlights included:

  • removing a tyre stockpile in Stawell which was a fire risk to the community
  • welcoming our new Chief Environmental Scientist, Dr Andrea Hinwood
  • delivering environmental public health functions about waste and pollution
  • giving a greater focus to understanding emerging contaminants
  • completing 22 prosecutions from 15 environmental incidents
  • successfully targeting illegal dumping with our Illegal Waste Dumping Strikeforce
  • welcoming 11 new officers as part of the Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) program
  • supporting emergency responses at the Terang, Camperdown and Cobden bushfires
  • setting up the Industry Guidance Unit to help businesses comply with their environmental obligations
  • setting up the Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce.

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Our highlights from 2017–18

EPA prevents harm from Stawell tyre stockpiles

EPA welcomes chief environmental scientist Dr Andrea Hinwood

EPA’s delivery of environmental public health functions

EPA and emerging contaminants

EPA holds polluters to account

EPA’s Illegal Waste Dumping Strikeforce

EPA’s Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment program

EPA helps communities during bushfire emergency responses

EPA sets up an Industry Guidance Unit

EPA sets up a Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce

Reviewed 31 October 2019