Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment (OPLEs)
OPLE’s are EPA Authorised Officers (AOs) tasked with responding to smaller-scale and lower risk pollution and waste reports, in collaboration with local Councils.
The purpose of the OPLE Program is to decrease the environmental and amenity impacts of lower risk and lower complexity waste and pollution issues in the state of Victoria. The OPLE scope includes:
OPLEs work with local Councils to help industry, business and community find, prevent and resolve environmental issues.
The OPLE pilot commenced in 2017 and transitioned to an imbedded program in 2022.
Reviewed 31 October 2022