Changes to the Victorian Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act) coming into effect on 1 July 2021 will significantly change the way in which Environmental Protection is regulated in Victoria.
At the centre of the new Act will be the introduction of the principle of a General Environmental Duty (GED).
The GED, which is similar to the general duties of the OHS Act, requires organisations (and people) to reduce the risk of their activities potentially harming the environment or human health through pollution or waste including:
More specifically the duties include:
We can help you identify the impact of the new legislation on your organisation and provide advice on actions required to ensure compliance. This may include:
More detailed information from the EPA is available here.
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