29 July 2015
Communities in Central Victoria are urged to have their say on the future of the Environment Protection Authority, when an independent inquiry team hosts an open public meeting in Bendigo on Monday 12 October.
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.
Bendigo is among 17 locations around the State chosen to host a meeting which will focus on land use planning, public health, emergency management, climate change, better regulatory approaches, and ways the EPA can effectively consult with the community.
Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee Penny Armytage, and Deputy Chair Jane Brockington will host the meeting.
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING FOR CENTRAL VICTORIANS
Monday 12 October 5:30-7:30pm
Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
Register at: www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au or Tel: (03) 9948 2882
Chair of the Inquiry, Penny Armytage said, "After extensive consultations in Melbourne and a range of areas across Victoria we now look forward to hearing directly from the Western Victoria community."
"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(External link) to register to attend the consultations, participate in discussion forums, read the discussion paper and find out how to make online and written submissions.
The Inquiry will report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water by 31 March 2016.
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