The Victorian Government has released its response to the 48 recommendations made by the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

A core principle of the reform is to “deliver better environment and human health outcomes for Victorians”. This presents a timely opportunity to establish clear and appropriate outcomes for the environment and human health in Victoria. Recognising that it is not just the environment and health sectors that have a role in achieving environmental and health goals, these outcomes should apply across government.

While the inquiry and response relate to reform of the EPA specifically, a number of the recommendations require coordination with other agencies and departments. Clear environment and human health outcomes that apply across government will help facilitate a consistent and aligned approach that delivers enhanced benefits for Victorians.