Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has officially opened its new regional office in Bendigo.
The office will service the north-west region of Victoria, including Mildura, Horsham, Macedon Ranges, Northern Grampians and Campaspe.
The multi-purpose, open plan building houses an onsite lab, video conferencing, a large conference room ideal for community consultation and hot desks for EPA staff based elsewhere in the state.
The new office has the space and facilities to host events, allowing staff to meet and work with the community to ensure EPA continues to effectively respond to the needs of the region.
It is also large enough to allow EPA staff from other offices to work in Bendigo, boosting communication and capability to respond to incidents.
Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“We’re ensuring EPA is well equipped to tackle the harmful impacts of pollution and waste throughout Victoria, including the north-west.”
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“This new home for the EPA will bring jobs to Bendigo, and ensure a strong presence for Victoria’s environmental watchdog in the north west.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020