How to Demonstrate Environmental Compliance to Regulators WORKSHOP: AM Half Day, 28 June 2019

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Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

 In association with

Proud Workshop Partners

V & C Environmental Consultants  AND  Guthrie Legal

V & C Environmental Consultants Guthrie-Lawyers

28 June 2019 –
8.45am for 9.00am to 12.30pm

Venue:  Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

Are you confident that you can demonstrate compliance to the Environment Regulators?

With the ongoing focus of strict compliance by Environment Regulators across Australia, it is imperative that organisations understand their obligations and are able to effectively demonstrate compliance to the Regulators. Businesses are subject to comprehensive regulation and monitoring by one or more Regulators.  If you cannot effectively demonstrate compliance, Regulators have the powers to enforce standards and potentially apply significant penalties to your organisation and its Directors.

This Workshop will provide a practical approach on how to demonstrate environmental compliance to the Environment Regulators across Australia by leading lawyers and environmental management expert.  The Workshop will also explore compliance under the new Victorian Environment Protection (Amendment) Act that is proposed to come into effect on 1 July 2020.  The Workshop is designed to assist you to prevent risk to your organisation and its Directors.


  • Essentials of Environmental Compliance and Governance – a legal perspective:

    An overview of the key requirements of legal compliance and governance, including –

    • The legislative framework for environmental laws (a National focus): 
      • Acts, Regulations and Policies;
      • Licensing requirements; 
      • Breadth of potentially applicable environmental legislation: 
        • Pollution, Water, Land, Air, Waste, Noise, Climate Change, and Biodiversity;
      • Corporate Responsibility:  Corporate, Director and Environmental Manager Liability

    • The core components of an Environmental Management System:
      • Essential actions to meet a due diligence defence;
      • Court cases examining environmental compliance.

    • Governance actions for Directors and Boards.

  • Victorian Environmental Regulation Update – a legal perspective:

    • Exploring the key changes to Environmental requirements in Victoria that relate to the new Environment Protection (Amendment) Act commencing 1 July 2020, including:
      • New pollution incident reporting duties;
      • New Contaminated Land Assessment, Reporting and Management duties;
      • New Compliance duties requiring risk assessment of activities that may have an environmental impact;
      • Changes to Environmental Licensing.

  • Demonstrating Compliance – a practical examination of compliance actions:  by environment management expert 

    • What does “Compliance” mean and WHY do we need to comply?
    • What do we need to COMPLY with?
    • How do we ACHIEVE compliance?
      • Identifying legislation for each activity, product and service
      • Developing controls to meet compliance obligations
    • How do we ENSURE we are complying?
      • Monitoring compliance
      • Correcting non-compliance
    • Not only complying, but the ability to “Demonstrate” compliance
      • Maintaining compliance records
    • Beyond compliance that relates to the new Victorian Environment Protection (Amendment) Act 
  • Group discussion of Key Outcomes.



  • Facilitator:  Tina Khoury – CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Vic Natoli – Director, V & C Environmental Consultants
  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal

Course notes and Networking Opportunities

  • A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates.
  • The workshop provides the opportunity to Network with presenters and delegates during AEBN’s Networking refreshment breaks (morning tea).



How to Demonstrate Environmental Compliance to Regulators WORKSHOP: AM Half Day, 28 June 2019
June 28, 2019 8:45 AM
June 28, 2019 12:30 PM
Presented by:
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
May 28, 2019
Treacy Centre
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126 The Avenue, Parkville, Vic, Australia
$395 AEBN Member Rate
$459 early bird to 1 June 2019; $479
V&C Environmental Consultants AND Guthrie Legal
$2.00 for 5 hours at Zoo car park (located closest to The Avenue, situated on Elliot Avenue) - a short walk to the Conference Centre
Public Transport:
Take Tram 19 from cnr Elizabeth & Flinders St Melbourne to Tram Stop 16 (cnr Royal Pde & Walker St). Two minute walk to venue from this location.
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