19 April 2016
Werribee residents are urged to have
their say on the future of the Environment Protection Authority, when the
Inquiry team visits the region on Monday 14 September.
A major independent inquiry has been
commissioned by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water to look
at the future role of the EPA, Victoria's environmental regulator.
Werribee is among 17 locations around
the State where an open public forum will be held to better understand local
ideas and issues to inform long term planning for the EPA.
Topics for exploration include land
use planning, public health, emergency management, climate change, better regulatory
approaches, and ways the EPA can effectively consult with the community.
Ministerial Advisory Committee
members, Jane Brockington and Janice van Reyk, will be hosting a public meeting
to engage with those in the local area.
OPEN PUBLIC FORUM – WERRIBEE
Monday 14 September
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Wyndham City Council Civic Centre, 45 Princess Highway, Werribee
Register at: www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au or Tel: 9948 2882
Deputy Chair of the Inquiry, Jane
Brockington said, "After extensive consultations in Melbourne and with the
State Government, we are now seeking feedback directly from communities."
"We want to better understand
individual, community and business needs, so the EPA can be well equipped to
meet Victoria's future challenges," she said.
Interested parties are encouraged to
visit the interactive website www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au to
register to attend the consultations, participate in discussion forums, read
the discussion paper and find out how make online and written submissions.
The Inquiry will report to the
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water by 31 March 2016.