Bulletin - December 2017

Bulletin

Construction waste management reforms
Victorian Site inspections announced

Construction waste management reforms

The EPA has prepared an explanatory paper, draft regulations and draft standards for construction waste for public comment following previous consultation. The proposed changes set standards to ensure appropriate management, production and use of materials recovered from construction waste. Other changes also proposed by the EPA relate to improving performance at landfills, improving handling of asbestos waste, monitoring of waste at licensed facilities and waste transport, among other things. More.

Victorian Site inspections announced

The Victorian Building Authority, WorkSafe Victoria, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria and the EPA will be conducting site inspections of construction projects in Melbourne to ensure compliance with building, construction, environment, consumer rights and OH&S laws. More here and here.