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  • Major infrastructure projects EPA works to ensure the environment and community are protected from potential harmful impacts resulting from soil, air, water and noise pollution, including during major infrastructure projects across Victoria. Current major projects EPA is involved with: Level crossing removal Metro Tunnel  West Gate Tunnel project  North East Link. EPA’s primary role in these projects is to advise proponents on steps they should take to minimise or eliminate impacts ... Last updated on 27 Jun 2018
  • West Gate Tunnel project On this page: Current works EPA's role Further information Current works Construction is underway for the West Gate Tunnel Project. To get up-to-date information about construction and travel impacts, you can visit the project website. Please contact the West Gate Tunnel Project if you have any questions or feedback about these works. Web: Facebook: Email: westgatetunnelproject@wd... Last updated on 17 May 2018
  • Metro Tunnel On this page: Construction impacts Waste and soil from demolition and construction work Further information Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project involves the development of twin 9 km rail tunnels and five new underground stations. The new Metro Tunnel will let more trains run in and out of the city by giving the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD. Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), previously known as Melbourne Metro Rail Authori... Last updated on 15 Oct 2018
  • Contaminated soil management and reuse on major infrastructure projects Major infrastructure projects in Victoria represent an investment of over $35 billion in significant developments for, or on behalf of, the State of Victoria. These projects include road, rail and other infrastructure-related developments, including some of national significance such as Inland Rail. The government delivery model for many of these projects mandates completion between now and 2025. Typically, projects of this magnitude require management of large volumes of soil. With an unprece... Last updated on 28 Nov 2018
  • Level crossing removal On this page: Current works Construction impacts Further information Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project will see the removal of 50 congested level crossings across Melbourne nominated by the Victorian Government. The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is responsible for all aspects of the project including planning and development, stakeholder engagement, procurement, through to construction and delivery. Construction has started or has been completed at... Last updated on 2 May 2018
  • Setting and reviewing standards EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) develop and review environmental policy and regulation. Current work Subordinate legislation reform The Subordinate Legislation Reform Project is being run jointly by DELWP and EPA. This is to support the new environment protection laws coming into effect in 2020. Review of the noise SEPPs EPA and DELWP have commenced a review of the two state environment protection policies for noise (the noise SEPPs). Review of rec... Last updated on 31 May 2019
  • Amending Industrial Waste Resource Regulation 26(3)(b) On 20 December 2016, the Governor in Council approved the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Amendment (Performance Standard) Interim Regulations 2016. These Interim Regulations, recommended by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), change the requirements for approval of the conditions under which non-liquid prescribed industrial waste (PIW) may be transported for destruction or deposit. Specifically, the Interim Regulations amend Industrial... Last updated on 11 Apr 2017
  • Changes to waste Regulations – beneficial reuse and waste codes On this page: Summary of amendments to the Regulations Public consultation on the Regulations Comments received and EPA’s responses The Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 (the Regulations; Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents) guide the sustainable management of prescribed industrial waste (PIW) in Victoria. On 22 November 2016 regulatory amendments were made by the Governor in Council as the Environment Protection ... Last updated on 31 Jul 2017
  • Waste tyre storage RIS On 17 September 2014, EPA released the Storage of waste tyres – regulatory impact statement (RIS; publication 1576) and proposed Regulations for public comment. The public exhibition period closed on 31 October 2014. More information on waste tyres The preferred option of the RIS was to require premises in Victoria that store more than 40 tonnes or 5000 equivalent passenger units (EPU) of whole waste tyres to obtain works approvals and licences from EPA. The main ... Last updated on 11 Apr 2017
  • Statutory policy review 2012 EPA and the Department of Environment and Primary industries (DEPI) completed the joint review of the framework for statutory policies – State environment protection policies (SEPPs) and waste management policies (WMPs) – in 2013. The review examined the statutory policy framework including its function, structure, content, effectiveness and management. The Final report (publication 1498) and Summary (publication 1463) can be accessed via the links. The review ... Last updated on 11 Apr 2017

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