The Victorian Government has postponed the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018. It is now intended to commence on 1 July 2021.

This is part of a comprehensive suite of initiatives designed to ease the burden on business, industry and Victorians as they address the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). You can learn more about the new environment protection laws here.

The postponement of the commencement of the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 also means postponing the making of the subordinate legislation, including the proposed regulations and environment reference standards. The regulations and standards will be made closer to the new commencement date.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will update all parties who provided comment on the subordinate legislation about the adjusted timetable for the release of the subordinate legislation, once confirmed.

EPA and the DELWP are working together to help Victorians seamlessly transition to the new laws.

We are proposing the new laws are supported by:

  • Environment Protection Regulations
  • Environment Reference Standard (ERS)
  • Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)
  • Impact assessment

Public comment about the proposed regulations and standards was held between 2 September – 31 October 2019.

You can view the submissions received (where permission was granted by submitter) below via Submissions Received to Date tab.

The submissions we received are currently being reviewed and considered by EPA and DELWP before regulations and standards are made by government.

All substantive comments will be responded to via a report published on this page.

Submissions received

Submissions received

Use the Submission Index to find submissions that have been received. Submissions have been published with permission of the author. Where we have received advice from the author that they do not want their submission published, we have not included their submission below.
Submission Index - in numerical order
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