Government Response to the Independent Inquiry

On 17 January 2017 the Victorian Government released its response to the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). View the response here:

Government Response to the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (PDF, 611.4 KB)
Government Response to the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (Accessible) (DOCX, 778.6 KB)

The government response commits to a once-in-a-generation transformation of the EPA to equip it for the future. A modernised environment protection framework with increased resourcing will ensure that the EPA can continue to protect the health of Victorians, our environment and our world-recognised liveability as Victoria's population continues to grow.

The government response supports in full 40 of the 48 recommendations, with seven supported in principle, and one supported in part.

The Independent Inquiry into the EPA was conducted over 10 months by a Ministerial Advisory Committee and the final report was publicly released on 16 May 2016. The inquiry was the first comprehensive review of the EPA since it commenced operations in 1971. You can find out more about the inquiry, and view the final report

Further information:

EPA Victoria

Page last updated: 24/01/19