29 July 2015
Communities in Central Victoria are
urged to have their say on the future of the Environment Protection Authority,
when an independent inquiry team hosts an open public meeting in Bendigo on
Monday 12 October.
A major independent inquiry has been
commissioned by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water to look
at the future role of the EPA, Victoria's environmental regulator.
Bendigo is among 17 locations around
the State chosen to host a meeting which will focus on land use planning,
public health, emergency management, climate change, better regulatory
approaches, and ways the EPA can effectively consult with the community.
Chair of the Ministerial Advisory
Committee Penny Armytage, and Deputy Chair Jane Brockington will host the
OPEN PUBLIC MEETING FOR CENTRAL
Monday 12 October 5:30-7:30pm
Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves
Register at: www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au or
Tel: (03) 9948 2882
Chair of the Inquiry, Penny Armytage
said, "After extensive consultations in Melbourne and a range of areas across
Victoria we now look forward to hearing directly from the Western Victoria
"We want to better understand individual,
community, and business needs, so the EPA can be well equipped to meet
Victoria's future challenges," she said.
Interested parties are encouraged to
visit the interactive website www.epa-inquiry.vic.gov.au(External link) to
register to attend the consultations, participate in discussion forums, read
the discussion paper and find out how to make online and written submissions.
The Inquiry will report to the
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water by 31 March 2016.