The new Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) will focus on boosting productivity in Victoria’s world-class food and fibre sector, managing our natural resources, protecting our environment and responding to fire, flood and biosecurity emergencies. DEPI has been formed from the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industries. Our Ministers
New reforms to Victoria's native vegetation permitted clearing regulations designed to deliver better environmental outcomes.
The State Government announced changes to the Victorian Public Service that included DSE and DPI forming one new department by 1 July 2013 - the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI).
Victorian water innovation a world-beater at Chelsea
Victorian business Fleming’s Nurseries has won best-in-show at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show, highlighting the world-leading water innovation being developed here in Victoria.
2012/13 Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants Program - now open
A range of grants are now available to support of the work of Victoria's volunteer wildlife rehabilitators.
Mount Buffalo Chalet redevelopment
The government has announced plans to redevelop the Mt Buffalo Chalet to provide a day visitor facility and pave the way for further redevelopment in the future.
Remaking of the Wildlife Regulations and release of the Regulatory Impact Statement
The public are invited to have their say on the proposed Wildlife Regulations 2013 and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).
Communities for Nature small grants 2012 recipients
80 groups have been granted funding under Communities for Naturefor small projects that focus on practical actions to achieve environmental outcomes in their local areas.