Group VRG 157
Energy Industries
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Date Range: 2002 - 2006
 
Description of this GroupDescription of this Group
Following the re-election of the Bracks Government in November 2002, an Energy Industries portfolio was established with the appointment of a Minister for Energy Industries. The portfolio comprises part of the former Energy and Resources portfolio (VRG 133 Energy and Resources I).

The appointment was published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 231 (S 231) on 5 December 2002 (republished for reasons not researched on 13 December 2002, S 236).

Certain acts previously assigned to the former Energy and Resources portfolio were transferred to the newly appointed Minister for Energy Industries on 5 December 2002, by Administrative Arrangements Order number 182, and on 30 December 2002, by order number 183. The orders were published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 231 (S 231) on 5 December 2002, and number 252 (S 252) on 30 December 2002, respectively.

Acts assigned to the Minister at time of appointment:

Electricity Safety Act 1998
Electricity Industry Act 2000
Fuel Emergency Act 1977* (from February 2003)
Gas Industry Act 2001
Gas Pipeline Access (Victoria) Act 1998
Gas Safety Act 1997
National Electricity (Victoria) Act 1997
Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) Act 1983
State Electricity Commission Act 1958, Section 107 (the Act otherwise administered by the Treasurer)

*There appears to have been some initial uncertainty surrounding responsibility for the Fuel Emergency Act, with responsibility initially assigned to the Minister for Resources. Responsibility was formally transferred to the Energy Industries Minister on 19 February 2003, under Administrative Arrangements Order number 185 (Victorian Government Gazette, Special, S 22).

There also appears to have been some initial uncertainty surrounding responsibility for the Pipelines Act 1967, possibly initially assigned to the Minister for Energy Industries for the period to 19 February 2003. Although responsibility for the Act was already assigned to Minister for Resources according to the General Order of 5 December 2002, it was (again?) transferred to the Minister for Resources, from the Minister for Energy Industries, on 19 February, 2003, under Administrative Arrangements Order number 185 (Victorian Government Gazette, Special, S 22).

In June 2005 the Minister for Energy Industries assumed responsibility for the Mines (Aluminium Agreement) Act 1961. In August 2005 the Act was subsequently assigned to the Minister for Resources.

In November 2005 the Minister for Energy Industries assumed responsibility for the Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005, and the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005 (the latter repealing the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 1997).

In October 2006 the Minister for Energy Industries assumed responsibility for the Victorian Renewable Energy Act 2006.

The portfolio was abolished following the re-election of the Bracks government in November 2006. All acts assigned to the Minister at the time of abolition were subsequently transferred to the newly created Energy and Resources portfolio (VRG 160 Energy and Resources II).

Minister(s):

Minister for Energy Industries 2002 - 2006.

Previous Group(s):

VRG 133 Energy and Resources I 1999 - 2002.

Subsequent Groups(s):

VRG 160 Energy and Resources II 2006 - ct.
 
Other InformationOther Information
Agencies within this GroupAgencies within this Group
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Date within Group Agency Title Agency Number Agency Hierarchy
2002 - 2005 Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector VA 4207
2002 - 2005 Office of Gas Safety VA 4209
2002 - 2005 Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria VA 4292 Statutory Authority
2002 - 2006 Department of Infrastructure VA 3971 Dept. of State
2002 - 2006 Victorian Energy Networks Corporation (VENCorp) VA 4263 Other Instrumentalities
2005 - 2006 Energy Safe Victoria VA 4827
Functions related to this GroupFunctions related to this Group
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Date within Group Function Title Function Number
2002 - 2006 Electric light and power VF 47
2002 - 2006 State electricity commission VF 145
2002 - 2006 Gas and fuel VF 148