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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.
Our reporting system lets you dob in litterers in cars.
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.
Illegal dumping has significant impacts on human health and the environment and costs Victorians around $30 million a year in cleanup and lost landfills levy revenue.
In response, EPA’s Illegal Waste Dumping Strikeforce tackles illegal waste disposal across the state through a range of targeted initiatives.
In 2017–18, our Strikeforce Program implemented a project to target the skip bin sector – specifically, operators who advertise to take away household waste and then avoid their legitimate waste disposal costs by dumping waste on public and private land. This behaviour causes significant cleanup costs for local councils and private landowners, as well as potentially making everyday citizens complicit in pollution.
A key component of the skip bins project was our animated media campaign,Waste in the right place, which ran during April and May 2018 to raise public awareness of illegal dumping by skip bin operators and encourage customers to ask where their waste is going.
EPA also partnered with Victoria Police and Hume City Council to conduct an inspection blitz targeting rogue skip bin operators. This blitz was a culmination of more than a year’s work by EPA’s Intelligence and Analysis team which identified 110 small to medium suspected rogue skip bin sites. EPA also worked with Brimbank City Council, Hume City Council and City of Whittlesea during intelligence gathering.
In May 2018, the Strikeforce Program received $9.1 million in funding over four years in the 2018–19 State Budget. This funding will enable us to continue preventing and investigating illegal dumping through targeted investigations and compliance activities at high-risk sites.
In 2018–19, we also look forward to further building our intelligence gathering and analysis capability by:
Waste in the right place
EPA campaign aimed at raising awareness of waste removal and disposal requirements
in government funding for the Illegal Dumping Strikeforce Program
spent on cleaning up illegal dumping in Victoria every year
used by suspected small-to-medium rogue skip bin operators were identified during a blitz with Victoria Police and Hume City Council
inspected as part of the Build Aware program
Holding polluters to account
Tackling local pollution and waste issues
Page last updated on 31 Dec 2018