Overview

EPA regularly receives and assesses applications to issue works approvals or licences. Works approval applications and some types of licence applications are open to public comment for a period of 21 days after they are lodged, starting when an application is advertised. Advertising is done in the Herald Sun (and in some cases in a local newspaper) and on EPA’s website.

EPA makes available on its website all information related to an application, unless it is marked as commercial-in-confidence.

You can submit comments in writing to EPA during the public comment period. These will usually be made available on the website.

When we believe an application has high community interest, or if it is subject to an appeal, we keep information available after the public comment period has closed.

This page lists recent works approval applications. Older ones that have not yet been approved or rejected are on our website.