19 April 2016
Shepparton communities will be the first in Victoria to have their say on the
future of the EPA, when the Inquiry team visits the region in the coming
fortnight, on 7th and 8th September.
Wodonga is the first
of 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
future of the EPA.
exploration include land use planning, public health, emergency management,
climate change, better regulatory approaches, and ways the EPA can effectively
consult with the community.
Advisory Committee members, Jane Brockington and Janice van Reyk, will be
viewing key sites of interest across the local region, and will also visit
Monday 7 September
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: The Cube,
118 Hovell St, Wodonga
5:30pm - 7:30pm
70 Welsford St, Shepparton
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 regional 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.
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
The Inquiry will
report to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water by 31 March