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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.
Contaminated land is often a byproduct of our industrial past – a time when our awareness about protecting the environment was much lower than it is now.
When soil contains elevated levels of metals or other substances, it does not automatically mean that a human health risk exists. However, there is increased public awareness of the potential for soil contamination, especially in areas where children spend time or play.
Councils need to manage contaminated land consistently, effectively and transparently. To do this, they should develop policies and procedures specific to their municipality to deal with potentially contaminated sites. Careful planning and early community engagement are essential.
Managing risks associated with land contamination: Guidance for councils (PDF 2.2MB) provides the tools to assist local councils in developing a policy and procedure for effectively managing contaminated sites.
Victoria Unearthed is a new online tool that has been created to provide access to more information about potential and existing contamination through the state.
Victoria Unearthed includes a range of data, mostly from EPA, that’s already publicly available, and now made easier for people to access in one place at one time. This includes data about groundwater quality restricted use zones, environmental audits, the location of Environmental Audit Overlays, historical business listings (Sands and McDougall directories) and past and present landfills.
Click here to access Victoria Unearthed.
Page last updated on 19 Mar 2019