Agency VA 5036
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
About this Agency Records Related Functions Related Agencies
Date Range: 2015 - cont
 
Description of this AgencyDescription of this Agency
On 1 January 2015 the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) (VA 5002) was renamed the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (VA 5036) by Order of the Governor-in-Council under section 10 of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Victorian Government Gazette, S 432, 4 Dec 2014). The name change was part of machinery-of-government changes made by the incoming Labor Government following the November 2014 State election.

The new department retained all portfolio responsibilities from DEPI except Agriculture (including functions relating to commercial fisheries and forest industries), which moved to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) (VA 5034).

DELWP gained the Planning and Local Government portfolios from the former Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) (VA 5003), with the exception of the functions performed by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate (VA 5006), which was moved to the Department of Premier and Cabinet (VA 1039) and the portfolio of the Special Minister of State.

On the same date, by order of the Governor in Council under Section 11 of the Public Administration Act 2004, the Environment Protection Authority (VA 1058) and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (VA 5008) were moved to DELWP from their previous departments DEPI (VA 5002) and DTPLI (VA 5003), respectively.

According to a media release dated 4 December 2014 from the Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, DELWP supported the following portfolios:

- Environment, Climate Change and Water
- Local Government
- Planning

As at January 2015, the department consisted of the following main administrative groups:

- Capital Projects Group, responsible for the delivery of the Victorian Desalination Project and contract management until 2039
- Corporate Services Group
- Land, Fire and Environment Group, managing the public land estate on behalf of the Government for community benefit
- Local Infrastructure
- Office of the Secretary
- Planning, providing statutory and strategic guidance about the planning system
- Regional Services, responsible for delivery of government programs 'at place'
- Water and Catchments Group, overseeing the State wide network of authorities to deliver water to cities and towns, and for irrigation, wastewater management, and maintaining healthy rivers and a resilient water supply system
 
More Research resourcesMore Research resources
Record series created by this AgencyRecord series created by this Agency
Display entries per page
Date Range Series Title Series Number Series Location Public Access
Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
Display entries per page
Date of Responsibility Function Title Function Number
2015 - cont Local government VF 184
2015 - cont Heritage protection VF 327
2015 - cont Forests VF 30
2015 - cont Animal protection VF 111
2015 - cont Vermin, destruction in forests VF 132
2015 - cont Noxious weeds destruction in forests VF 133
2015 - cont Soil conservation VF 178
2015 - cont Research institutes VF 229
2015 - cont Conservation (flora) VF 284
2015 - cont Crown lands (public) VF 309
2015 - cont Environment protection VF 328
2015 - cont Environment effects statements VF 347
Functions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibility
Display entries per page
Date of Responsibility Function Title Function Number
Superior AgenciesSuperior Agencies
Display entries per page
Date of Relationship Agency Title Agency Number
Subordinate AgenciesSubordinate Agencies
Display entries per page
Date of Relationship Agency Title Agency Number
2015 - cont Office of the Valuer-General VA 2322
2015 - cont Royal Botanic Gardens Board VA 3124
2015 - cont Heritage Victoria VA 4836
2015 - cont Office of the Registrar-General and the Office of Titles, (known as Land Victoria 2001 to 2014; Land Use Victoria 2014 - ct.) VA 862
Related AgenciesRelated Agencies
Displaying 1 to 20 of 23  Go To First Page Of List Go To Previous Page Of List of 2 Go To Next Page Of List Go To Last Page Of List 
Display entries per page
Date of Relationship Agency Title Agency Number
? 1896 - cont Surveyors Board VA 1375
? 1997 - cont Plumbing Industry Advisory Council VA 4257
1970 - cont Environment Protection Authority VA 1058
1992 - cont Royal Botanic Gardens Board VA 3124
1993 - cont Building Advisory Council VA 4216
1993 - cont Building Appeals Board VA 4217
1993 - cont Building Practitioners Board VA 4218
1993 - cont Building Regulations Advisory Committee VA 4219
1994 - cont Victorian Catchment Management Council (formerly Victorian Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4223
1994 - cont Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (formerly Corangamite Catchment and Land Protecti n Board) VA 4224
1994 - cont East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (formerly East Gippsland Catchment and Land Protection Board) VA 4225
1994 - cont Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (formerly Glenelg Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4226
1994 - cont Goulburn-Broken Catchment Management Authority (formerly Goulburn Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4227
1994 - cont Mallee Catchment Management Authority (formerly Mallee Catchment and Land Protection Authority) VA 4228
1994 - cont North Central Catchment Management Authority (formerly North Central Catchment and Land Protec ion Board) VA 4229
1994 - cont North East Catchment Management Authority (formerly North East Catchment and Land Protectio Board) VA 4230
1994 - cont West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (formerly West Gippsland Catchment and Land Prote tion Board) VA 4231
1994 - cont Wimmera Catchment Management Authority (formerly Wimmera Catchment and Land Protection Board) VA 4232
1994 - cont Port Phillip Catchment and Land Protection Board VA 4233
1995 - cont Heritage Council VA 4220
Groups containing this AgencyGroups containing this Agency
Display entries per page
Date of Relationship Group Title Group Number