Setting and reviewing standards

State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) review

The Victorian Government has prioritised the protection and improvement of Victoria’s water environments. To ensure Victoria has clear and up-to-date standards, legal rules and statutory obligations to protect and improve the health of our water environments, the government has reviewed two key policies: the State Environment Protection Policy (Waters of Victoria) and the State Environment Protection Policy (Groundwaters of Victoria).

As part of this review, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and EPA Victoria have developed a new draft State Environmental Protection Policy (Waters).

Consultation on the draft SEPP (Waters) policy impact assessment and implementation plan is open until 19 June 2018. These documents and a portal for submissions are available on the Engage Victoria website:

Page last updated on 26 Feb 2018