The Former Lands Department Chemical Inquiry made three recommendations within the report that was handed down in 2015. In response, the Victorian Government has undertaken significant work and can now advise that all recommendations have been addressed.
The Victorian Government has released its response to an Inquiry report relating to the use of chemical substances by the former Victorian Department of Crown Lands. The Inquiry examined the impacts of exposure from particular chemicals on the Department's employees between 1965 and 1995 in a number of Western Victorian shires.
The Former Lands Department Chemical Inquiry has now concluded and handed its report to Government.
Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville has granted a six-week extension to the inquiry.
There is a media release available on Geoff Howard, State Labor Member for Buninyong's website.
In February 2015, the Victorian Government established the Independent Inquiry into the use of chemical substances by former Lands Department employees.