EPA gives guidance on planning proposals which may have pollution or waste impacts on:

  • the environment
  • amenity
  • human health.

This is so councils and planning authorities can comply with the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Our guidance includes:

  • how we assess planning proposals for compliance
  • why and when to get EPA’s advice
  • what impact your planning proposal may have on the environment, amenity or human health
  • policies and guidelines for planning under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

For more information about the Victorian planning system, see www.planning.vic.gov.au

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Reviewed 16 September 2020