Engage Victoria survey on the use of waste tyres opens

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) is conducting a survey on the number and uses of waste tyres on farms and how farmers manage the environmental risks from use of waste tyres.

Dairy farmers in Victoria are encouraged to participate in this survey as feedback will be used to determine if the requirements for waste tyres on farms under the Environment Protection Regulations 2021 are fit for purpose and balance the needs of farmers and our environment.

You can find the survey here. The survey closes in mid-December 2021.

If the regulations do need to change, feedback will help determine how waste tyres may be stored and used on farms and what level of safety controls they will need. 

Feedback from the survey will be used by DELWP and EPA Victoria to determine the need for any changes to current regulation under the Environment Protection Regulations 2021. If changes are needed, survey responses will be used to develop updated risk-weighted regulations.

For more information on environmental regulations in Victoria, visit Government Regulations.

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