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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Free apps to help protect health and the environment.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Clean air is vital for Victorians’ health and quality of life. Our air quality has improved significantly over recent decades and remains good by international standards.
However, there are challenges ahead – a growing population and economy and a warming and drying climate mean we need to continue our focus on improving air quality.
The Victorian Government will develop a comprehensive Air Quality Strategy in 2019, providing the foundation for air quality management policies and programs through to 2030.
The Victorian Government Clean Air Summit was held on 27 August 2018 and brought over 160 Victorians together to identify actions to improve air quality over the coming decade.
An overview of the summit, including speaker presentations and background materials, is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Clean Air for all Victorians webpage.
Complementary regional consultations were also organised for Ballarat (held on 20 September 2018) and the Yarra Valley (held on 16 October 2018) to provide an opportunity for Victorians to have a further say on how we can improve Victoria's future air quality. Both consultations will inform the Air Quality Strategy.
In May 2018, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP, released the Clean Air for all Victorians: Victoria's Air Quality Statement.
Victorians provided initial feedback through a public consultation period which closed on 30 June 2018. A summary of ideas provided for the Statement is available on the Clean Air for all Victorians webpage.
Page last updated on 7 Jan 2019