Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group

Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group


EPA’s Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group was established in 2019. It is made up of industry associations and organisations that represent the interests and views of small and medium enterprises, and manufacturing sectors.

The group’s purpose is to provide input and advice to EPA that:

  • improves levels of compliance with the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 across small and medium enterprises, and manufacturing industries, while working to achieve a level playing field
  • contributes to EPA understanding and addressing industry barriers to compliance, to shape effective EPA policy and operational activities
  • explores opportunities for partnership
  • provides a two-way communication channel between industry and EPA
  • identifies emerging issues and other developments that may impact upon environmental management in Victoria.

Members of the Small Business and Manufacturing Reference Group are:

  • Small Business Association of Australia
  • Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council
  • Small Business Victoria
  • Victorian Small Business Commission
  • Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance
  • Restaurants and Catering Industry Assoc. Victoria
  • Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing
  • Dry Cleaning Institute of Australia
  • National Retailer's Association
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)
  • Australian Food & Grocery Council
  • Australian Meat Industry Council
  • Australian Renderers Association
  • Brewers Association of Australia
  • Independent Brewers Association
  • Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council
  • Printing Industries Assoc. of Australia
  • Australia Retailers Association
  • Hair & Beauty Industry Association
  • Manufacturing Australia
  • Master Grocers Association - Independent Retailers

Page last updated on 12 Jun 2019