What it contains

This guide provides information about how the Environment Reference Standard (ERS) should be applied to support decision making, and how the environmental values, indicators and objectives for each element of the environment should be interpreted.

This guide is primarily for decision makers who need to consider the ERS. Decision makers can include Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) officers, officers from other government authorities and departments, environmental auditors, and representatives from local government and planning authorities. The guide will also assist applicants of proposals for new developments, infrastructure or sites that may be assessed with reference to the ERS. It will also be of assistance to site owners, environmental managers and consultants.

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10 June 2021

Reviewed 31 August 2023