Queensland Government Changes Environmental Regime

By now you may have received a brochure from The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection announcing changes to compliance and monitoring of environmental standards.

Do you know what your compliance obligations are?

Does your process and equipment meet those obligations?

The department is changing the way it regulates by:

  • Upgrading systems to increase data collection and analysis
  • Expanding the compliance team to spend more time inspecting to ensure businesses are meeting their obligations.
  • Increasing penalties, up to four fold for individuals and corporations that don’t comply.

EPCO Australia offers compliance assistance

EPCO Australia has teamed up with it’s strategic partner Simmonds & Bristow to offer an audit service to help our clients meet the new compliance regime.

Depending on your audit choice, our review will:

  • Evaluate your licenced obligations
  • Compare licence compliance with facility
  • Review staff competence and procedures
  • Review your process, the equipment, it’s condition
  • Provide you with a costed report to enable effective implementation.

If the audit leads to further engagement for EPCO or Simmonds & Bristow, up to half the cost of the associated audit will be deducted from the cost of the further engagement.

Audits available:

  • Process and compliance
  • Equipment and effectiveness
  • Process and Equipment combined

Could your business afford the disruption of non-compliance?

If your answer is NO then contact us now for assistance to meet your licenced obligations.

For bookings:

Call 02 9089 8833

Email:  [email protected]


A New Chapter In The History Of EPCO Australia

The time has now come to begin a new chapter in the history of our company and as such we are pleased to announce that Paul Cobbin, General Manager of EPCO Australia and David Bristow Managing Director of Simmonds & Bristow have taken ownership of EPCO Australia. With the experienced EPCO management team, we will continue to provide the products and quality of service that our clients have come to expect from EPCO Australia. This transition signifies a passing of the baton to the next generation and an exciting continuation of EPCO’s history.

Our former Managing Director, Grant Cobbin will be staying in the company as a consultant and mentor to the longstanding management team who share the core belief that people, communities and the environment everywhere deserve clean water.

Simmonds & Bristow are integrated water specialists helping regional, remote and small communities across Australia and the South Pacific make good clean water. EPCO Australia and Simmonds & Bristow have 34 years of experience working together on various projects including:

  • Resthaven Retirement Village,1979
  • Harwood Sugar Mill Wastewater Treatment Plant ,1989
  • Queensland Nickel Sewage Treatment Plant, 2006
  • Lihir Island, PNG Sewage Treatment Plant, 2013
  • Several Torres Strait Islands, 2003-2013

Together, EPCO Australia and Simmonds & Bristow can provide an efficient, seamless package of products and services for the life cycle of your water assets:

  • Innovate process design
  • Proven scientific and engineering solutions
  • Effective project management
  • Robust technology
  • Safe & timely installation & commissioning
  • RTO certified operator training
  • Spare parts and consumable products
  • Relief and fulltime plant operators

So if your existing plant infrastructure is ageing and you require a mechanical upgrade or augmentation or if you require an entirely new plant, then please give us a call on 02 9089 8833

For further information on the services offered by Simmonds & Bristow, go to:


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