The SEPP is now in force for any new assessments started since 19 October 2018. The transition period ceased 19 January 2019 from the old SEPPs (groundwater and surface water) to the new SEPP.
This SEPP will have a short life with the provisions generally contained in various other documents once the new EP Act commences in the second half of 2020.
The SEPP (Waters) 2018 was released on Friday 19 October 2018. A copy can be found here:
Event details are as follows:
Date: Tues 9 April 2019
Time: 5:30 pm for nibbles and drinks for a 6 pm start
Venue: RMIT. Building 94, Level 1, Theatre 6
Registration: Please register via the IAH website.
Cameron Munro (Senior Water Policy Officer, Policy and Regulation) has been with EPA for 5 years and was previously working in water reform for the Commonwealth Government, Bachelor of Science and Master of Integrated Water Management with 10 years working water policy and governance
Led EPA involvement in the project with a focus on policy review and development.
Leon Metzeling (Principal Expert Inland Waters / Senior Applied Scientist – Freshwater, Environmental Solutions) has almost 30 years at EPA but worked on EPA related projects for several years prior to that B.Sc Hons, has 35+ publications in the peer review literature and is EPAs Principal Expert for Inland Waters, initially led the science component but focused on development of indicators and objectives for rivers and streams and microbial objectives.
Anne Northway (Principal Expert - Land and Groundwater / Senior Applied Scientist - Land and Groundwater, Environmental Solutions) has been with EPA for 9 years, previously an environmental consultant and auditors assistant, B Eng (Env), M Eng Sci (Groundwater Studies), EPA’s Principal Expert – Land and Groundwater, led the groundwater science component of the SEPP, inputted into the policy components.