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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.
EPA maintains a focus on Australian Tallow. We deliver frequent inspections and gather evidence to respond to community odour and pollution complaints.
In December 2015, Australian Tallow Producers Pty Ltd was fined $200,000 (as a 67AC) and convicted with regards to pollution of atmosphere offences in the Brooklyn Residential Area in June and September 2011.
There are currently three notices active for Australian Tallow as at April 2018, with a further six that have been complied with and therefore revoked. The current three active notices (2018) require Australian Tallow to:
Following repeated offences and a continued inability to meet its licence obligations, EPA has suspended Western Land Reclamation’s (WLR) licence to prevent the acceptance of further waste at its Brooklyn landfill site until further notice.
On 27 March 2018, EPA issued WLR with a notice asking them to show cause why their licence should not be suspended. The notice related to non-compliance matters including the filling of landfill cells above permitted height, failure to adequately rehabilitate the landfill cells and allowing emissions of dust and odour to escape the boundaries of the site.
WLR failed to provide evidence adequately supporting that it had achieved compliance or with a plan as to how it would be achieved. This left EPA with no option but to suspend their Brooklyn licence.
Access a map showing the latest air quality data for Victoria.
Page last updated on 3 May 2018