Programs and initiatives

OPLE case studies

The Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment’ (OPLE) pilot program has 11 authorised EPA officers assigned to 13 council areas across the state.

Our OPLEs are based at council offices, and working hand in hand with them to respond to local reports of noise, odour, dust, waste dumping and storage, litter and water pollution.

This collection of case studies showcases some of the work that has been achieved across the state.


Protecting stormwater in Brimbank and Hobsons Bay

Tackling dust pollution in Casey

Preventing stormwater pollution in Greater Dandenong

Reducing industrial odour in Keysborough

Investigating odour in Dandenong North

Footy fundraiser stockpile in Inglewood

Limiting noise in Port Phillip

Cleaning up litter on Surf Coast building sites

Protecting waterways near construction sites

Page last updated on 13 May 2019