14 April 2016
More than 200 submissions were lodged as part of
the Independent Inquiry into Victoria's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
The Inquiry's consultation into the future of the EPA has now concluded.
This wraps up an intensive consultation process
that started in August 2015 with the Chair of the Independent Inquiry's
Ministerial Advisory Committee, Ms Penny Armytage, Deputy Chair Jane
Brockington and member Janice van Reyk hosting a series of public consultation
meetings in 10 regional and seven metropolitan locations across Victoria.
The Independent Inquiry also met with over 250
representatives across industry, environment groups and local government in
roundtable discussions, to understand the changing requirements of the EPA, and
explore matters relating to the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.
"I am delighted that Victorians have taken this
opportunity to have a say on the future of the EPA. The EPA faces challenges in
the future in the face of a changing climate and increasing population. I thank
everyone who has attended meetings, made a submission and had a say," Ms Armytage said.
The Inquiry will report to the Minister for
Environment, Climate Change and Water by 31 March 2016.
The submissions to the Independent Inquiry are
published at www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au