Policy

November Policy Update

Guidance material to support implement of General Environment Duty under the EP Act  Since the last update, the consultants have produced draft process flow charts for the reporting of sewer spills and contaminated land under GED, and these were considered at a workshop with the related Working Group that was held on Friday 22 October…

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Implementation of EPA Revised Guideline for Water Recycling status update

Consultants have been appointed to deliver the guidance material, and a supporting Working Group, which has both central agency (DEWLP, DH, Ag Vic) and water corporation representation, has been formed. The form and content of a series of stakeholder workshops to support the development of each guidance document is being shaped up, with the expectation…

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October Policy Update

Guidance material to support implement of General Environment Duty under the EP Act  A consultant has been appointed, and they are well advanced in preparing a draft set of guidance material.  They have received a range of valuable advice and suggestions from the water corporations on the Working Group that has been formed to support…

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Implementation of General Environment Duty under the Act status update

A consultant has been appointed and they are well advanced in preparing a draft set of guidance material. They have received a range of valuable advice and suggestions from the water corporations on the Working Group that has been formed to support this project. Once the draft guidance material is finalised, EPA will be consulted…

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Cost of Compliance Project status update

An initial project plan/proposal was signed off in April 2021. Progress was delayed, partly with respect to the departure of VicWater’s Policy and Regulation Manager James Cleaver. Now that the role has been filled with David Sheehan, a more detailed concept will be put together for the consideration of members. It is anticipated that this…

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Planning Codes for Sustainable Animal Industries status update

On Wednesday 22 September 2021, DJPR project manager met with representatives from most of the state’s water corporations and VicWater to run them through the draft Planning Codes and take initial feedback of the drafts. Industry representatives have been provided with access to the draft Codes, and DJPR is seeking feedback by 20 October 2021.…

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David Sheehan joins VicWater on Secondment

VicWater is pleased to announce David Sheehan has accepted a part-time secondment as Policy and Regulation Manager, commencing Monday 6 September. David is a nationally-recognised specialist with many years of experience in the management of water quality and regulations. David’s involvement in the Victorian water industry will provide a strong foundation for his work at…

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