The Victorian Government has reviewed two State Environment Protection Policies (SEPPs) - Waters of Victoria and its schedules, and Groundwaters of Victoria - to ensure Victoria has clear and relevant water quality standards and obligations to protect and improve the health of our water environments.
As part of the SEPP (Waters) review, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) have developed a new draft SEPP (Waters), a policy impact assessment and an implementation plan.
The draft SEPP (Waters) is a streamlined policy that merges the two existing water SEPPs.
This review is a key action in the implementation of Water for Victoria – our long-term plan for managing the state’s water resources.
The review provides a simple, more streamlined policy that reflects community values, applies updated science, better clarifies industry obligations, and provides for greater accountability.
Consultation on the draft SEPP (Waters), draft policy impact assessment and draft implementation plan is open until 19 June 2018.
Have your say
A submission can be made by filling in the submission form below OR by mailing your submission by post to SEPP Waters Manager, Level 10, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, 3002 OR or by emailing your general submission to Water.SEPPreview@delwp.vic.gov.au. Submissions must be received no later than 19 June 2018.
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