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EPA commences community consultation

21 Apr 2017

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is inviting community members and industry and government partners to play a role in planning for its future following reforms announced by the Victorian Government.

Announced in January, the reforms aim to ensure EPA is capable of meeting new and future environmental challenges – shifting its focus onto prevention and strengthening its scientific base.

EPA Chief Executive Officer, Nial Finegan said members of the community could have their say on EPA’s priorities, goals and values by attending one of eight consultation sessions across Victoria over the next four weeks.

“We’re committed to delivering an EPA that meets the needs of the communities we serve,” Mr Finegan said.

“Already, we’re seeing some significant changes at EPA with the appointment of Victoria’s first Chief Environmental Scientist and the development of an enhanced public health capability.

“Feedback from members of the community and other stakeholders will help guide our goals and priorities and we welcome their involvement,” Mr Finegan said.

Consultation sessions will be held from 4-7pm at the following locations:


Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Capital, Bendigo Bank Theatre

50 View St, Bendigo


Thursday 27 April 2017

Benalla Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (BPACC) Meeting Rooms

57 Samaria Road, Benalla


Tuesday 2 May 2017

Sunshine Convention Centre (Victoria University) Seminar Rooms

460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine


Thursday 4 May 2017

Italian Australian Sporting Club

499-501 Princes Drive, Morwell


Monday 8 May 2017

Mid City Motel Warrnambool

525 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool


Wednesday 10 May 2017

Novotel Geelong, Bellarine Room

10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong


Thursday 11 May 2017

Punt Hill Apartment Hotel, Walnut Room

157-163 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong


Tuesday 16 May 2017

Bairnsdale RSL, Lakes Room

2 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale

Light refreshments and a kids’ colouring corner will be provided at each session and all venues are wheelchair accessible.

To register, or for more information, visit

Page last updated on 21 Apr 2017