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Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are holding engagement forums for council planners, environment staff and other key council stakeholders to provide an update on the delivery of the Government’s environment protection reform agenda and to obtain council feedback on the delivery and implementation of key planning reform projects. All interested staff are invited to attend a session near you.

Sessions have been planned for three metropolitan Melbourne and five regional Victorian locations (late March):

Metro West – Tuesday 26 February, 10:00am – 3:30pm

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Metro Southeast – Friday 1 March, 10:00am – 3:30pm

City of Greater Dandenong Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong

Metro Central – Monday 4 March, 10:00am – 3:30pm

MAV Offices, 60 Collins St, Melbourne

Regional Southwest – Warrnambool – TBC

Regional North – Bendigo – TBC

Regional Northwest – Mildura – TBC

Regional Northeast – Wangaratta – TBC

Regional Southeast – Traralgon – TBC

The forums will involve presentations on the following topics as well as a ‘world café style’ process for knowledge sharing in which groups of attendees can discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion.


  • the status of EPA's transformation and the environment protection reform agenda
  • the new Environment Protection Act 2017 and development of subordinate instruments / consequential changes underway
  • new Ministerial Direction 19 and Ministerial Requirement
  • new Windfarm Noise Amendment
  • VicUnearthed Database and Preliminary Risk Screening Pilot Project - two new initiatives designed to assist councils and other landholders to better manage contaminated or potentially contaminated land
  • new planning guidance being prepared by EPA Victoria
  • site visit: tbc

** Lunch is included.

RSVP’s are essential. A separate link will be advertised later in February for all future Regional forums.

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