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Conservation legislation

In recent years , the Federal and Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to conserve energy and water through the:

  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 and Energy Efficiency Opportunities Regulations 2006 from the Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources.
  • Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP's), Victorian Environment Protection Act and local water authorities (WaterMAP's).
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, Department of Climate Change.

The University of Melbourne has registered to each of the above Government requirements.

View the University's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Public Reports to Commonwealth Government (2013, pdf 648 Kb)

Monitoring legislative compliance

The University's Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register is formulated so that it acts as a compliance tracking tool for Environmental legal requirements.

The Environmental Aspects & Impacts Register is a list of environmental aspects, associated impacts (pre and post control) and controls, sorted in order of the highest to lowest impact.

The University-wide Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register captures and quantifies the environmental aspects and impacts present throughout the University of Melbourne. It covers the majority of environmental activities across the University.

Please note the Register does not cover every possible environmental risk. Divisions and Departments may have local activities having the potential to impact on the environment that are not contained in the University-wide Register. These activities need to be listed in a local Environmental Aspects & Impacts Register.

If your local area conforms with the aspects listed in the University-wide Aspects and Impacts Register and does not have any additional activities having the potential to impact on the environment, then there is no need to take any further action.

What to do

  1. Review University-wide Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register
  1. Identify any specific local environmental aspects (if applicable)
  1. A risk assessment of the local activity needs to be completed and added to the local Environmental Aspects & Impacts Register.
    Download and use the Environmental Aspects and Register Template (doc, 1MB)

For assistance in completing your Register, please contact us.