Service delivery partners | Clients and stakeholders
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries assists in delivering the government's vision to position Victoria as a world leader in sustainability.
The department leads the state's effort to do more with less. This means using our limited natural resources sustainably while improving productivity. DEPI also ensures Victoria’s ecological systems remain sustainable.
The department employs 2700 staff, working in 90 different locations across the state. It has annual funding of around $1 billion with responsibilities including:
- sustainable water management and supply
- sustainable catchment management
- services for management and governance of Victoria’s parks
- services for biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem, heritage recreation and tourism
- public land and sustainable forest management services
- fire prevention operations and planning environment
- urban and regional strategies and programs
- sustainability and Greenhouse Policy
- sustainable Cities, regions and heritage conservation
- land information
- policy frameworks, regulations and services to protect the environment.
Service delivery partnersDEPI performs its range of functions in close partnership with its service delivery partners. These include:
The department also works closely with the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability and the Victorian Water Trust Advisory Council.
- Environment Protection Authority Victoria
- Sustainability Victoria
- catchment management authorities
- Parks Victoria
- water authorities
- local governments.
Clients and stakeholdersThe department’s clients and stakeholders are diverse and are distributed across the state. These include:
- local, state, territory and Commonwealth governments, agencies and authorities
- land and water managers, planners, developers and information users
- forest and timber industries
- food and agricultural industries
- Aboriginal communities and organisations
- building industry and real-estate organisations
- commercial and recreational fishing and aquaculture sectors
- environmental, tourism, sport and recreation groups
- surveying and planning organisations
- community and special-interest groups
- scientists and academics
- local, national and international business organisations
- media organisations and communication carriers
- trade organisations
- transport industry
- Victorian gas, electricity and water users
- financial institutions
- key employer associations and unions
- future generations.