EPA report litter app follow up actions

Lachlan made this Freedom of Information request to Environment Protection Authority Victoria

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The request was refused by Environment Protection Authority Victoria.

Dear Environment Protection Authority Victoria,

Can you please provide a breakdown of the enforcement actions following up from litter reporting via the mobile app and other avenues
-total reports received
-number/proportion of invalid reports
-number/proportion of warnings issued
-number/proportion of fines issued
-number/proportion of fines successfully contested
-number/proportion of any other outcomes from reported cases
-the decision making process behind enforcement actions

it would be great if this could be provided for a recent annual timeframe or longer period if readily available

Yours faithfully,


foi, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Hi Lachlan,

To make an FOI request, there are three requirements:

1.Clearly identify the documents you seek. If there is a particular date or date range of which you are aware and that is relevant, please also specify that.
2.Make the request in writing by email to [Environment Protection Authority Victoria request email], or you can send it by post to the same address for sending a cheque for the payment of the application fee (see below).
3.Pay the application fee (further details below).

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Kind Regards,

Colin Wolfe
FOI Officer
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Environment Protection Authority Victoria
181 William Street, Melbourne
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Dear Colin,

Thanks for the quick response
You have asked that I "Clearly identify the documents you seek". Does my initial request fulfil this requirement, or would I need to be more specific?

Yours sincerely,


foi, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Hi Lachlan,

Please pay the application fee if you want to proceed with an FOI request. Once you have done that, I will check with the relevant area of the EPA about whether there are any issues with the clarity of your request.

I've included the information in my email to prompt you to consider the clarity of what you've put down in making your request. If you think there are ways you can make it clearer at this point in time, please do so.

Kind regards,


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