Overview

Veolia Environmental Services Pty Ltd have applied for a works approval to install a 20 ft refrigerated bunded storage container at the Portland Facility located at 10 George St., Portland, VIC 3305. Medical waste collected in 120 L, 240 L and 660 L bins from Portland and surrounding regions will be stored temporarily in the container to allow for bulk haulage to Veolia’s licensed existing medical waste treatment plant in Corio.

The full application can be viewed in the 'Supporting documents’ section of this page.

For more information on the works approval process see EPA works approvals (publication 1523.2).

What this application proposes

Veolia is looking to consolidate medical waste collected over two weeks at the Portland Depot and then bulk haul the waste to Corio Medical treatment facility once every two weeks. The installation of a 20 ft refrigerated bunded storage container is proposed for the Portland depot site.

Medical waste collected in 120 L, 240 L and 660 L bins from Portland and surrounding regions will be stored temporarily in a 20 ft self-bunded refrigerated container. Approximately 45 tonnes of waste will be accepted at the site annually. One delivery of bins is expected per day and the waste will be collected every 2 weeks for transport to Corio. Wastes are collected from the healthcare sector from facilities such as medical centres, veterinarian clinics, dentists and pathologies.

Latest update

Works approval granted

On 11 December 2020 EPA Victoria issued the Works Approval for the construction of the proposed waste storage container subject to specific conditions pursuant to section 19B (7) of the Environment Protection Act 1970.

EPA received 4 submissions during the public comment period. EPA values the contribution from the community received during our assessment process.

The works approval document and assessment summary are available to view in the 'Supporting documents' section of this page.

If you object to the issuing of the works approval or its conditions, you may have the decision reviewed at VCAT by applying in writing within 21 days of the date of issue to:

Registrar, Planning and Environment Division

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

7th Floor, 55 King Street, Melbourne

An application fee may be applicable when lodging an appeal with VCAT.

Contact VCAT on 03 9628 9777 for further details on fees associated with an appeal. A copy of the appeal should also be forwarded, within seven days of lodgement, to:

Manager, Development Assessments Unit

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

GPO Box 4395, Melbourne 3001

Previous updates

EPA agreed to a time waiver that allowed Veolia to provide more information in response to referral comments. The decision date was moved to mid-December 2020. The 67a agreement document can be found in the 'Supporting documents' section on this page.

Submissions on this works approval have now closed. EPA received 4 submissions on this application. They are now available to view in the 'Supporting documents' section on this page.

The Q&A is now closed, no questions were asked.

In lieu of a face-to-face information session, interested persons were encouraged to ask questions about the works approval process or Veolia Environmental Services Pty Ltd proposal here.