Applications open for Environment Protection Board

The Victorian Government has opened expressions of interest for a new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Governing Board.

The Governing Board will lead EPA Victoria through the transition to new governance arrangements and implement the Victorian Government’s response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA.

The EPA is seeking high caliber applicants with skills, knowledge or experience in a variety of key areas – including science or engineering, health, environment protection or regulation, regulation of industry, community engagement and local government.

The start of the appointment process follows the passage of the Environment Protection Act 2017 in October  – the first of two pieces of legislation that will overhaul the 47-year-old Environment Protection Act 1970.

The Victorian Government has invested $162.5 million over five years in reforms to environment protection, including $3.1 million for reforms to EPA governance to ensure its independence and accountability.

Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the reforms that come out of the Environment Protection Act 2017 will help build a stronger, modern EPA to better protect Victoria’s environment and our community.

Applications will be open until 20 November, for a 1 July 2018 commencement. Interested candidates can apply at getonboard.vic.gov.au.