An Update: Reform of Victoria's Subordinate Environment Legislation

  • When: Monday 21 October 2019
  • Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Where: Russell Kennedy Lawyers - Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
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Victoria’s environment subordinate legislation has been reformed and consultation is open until 31 October 2019.

We invite you to hear from expert speakers; Michael Rehfisch (Senversa), Stefan Fiedler (Russell Kennedy), and Patrick Clarke (Senversa), who will provide an update on the reformed legislation, what you need to know now and into the future. There will be an opportunity for Q&A, so come along with your questions.

The draft subordinate legislation is the next component of the major reform package. With under a month until consultation closes, we encourage you to join us for this topical breakfast seminar to better understand how the changes will have a profound impact on your operations, namely contaminated land development, waste, resource recovery, organic waste processing and wastewater and biosolid reuse.


Michael Rehfisch

Michael Rehfisch

Senior Principal, Senversa

Michael has over 21 years’ experience in the government and private sector. Michael is an EPA appointed auditor since 2005 and currently a Director of Senversa. Michael leads a large number of PFAS investigations and has been involved in witness matters on landfills and PFAS impacted sites.

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Stefan Fiedler

Principal, Russell Kennedy

Stefan is an experienced negotiator who represent clients at hearings and mediations; and negotiates with government agencies, industry bodies and community groups.

His practice involves landfills, solid waste management, contaminated land and groundwater, EPA licensing and approvals, trade waste, reclaimed water, stormwater drainage and enforcement. Prior to practicing law, Stefan worked as an environmental engineer and informant for the Environment Protection Authority.

Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clarke

Senior Principal, Senversa

Patrick has over 30 years of experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation, waste management and environmental auditing. He has played a key role in many projects in Australia, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific region, specialising in contaminant hydrogeology, waste management and clean-up of groundwater contamination. Pat is an appointed Environmental Auditor (Contaminated Land) in Victoria.

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