Land use

Guide
20 April 2017

This guide provides a quick overview of data sources for key statistics relating to the forestry sector.

Discussion paper
20 April 2017

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural...

Report
30 March 2017

Maintaining the availability of water to plants while ensuring healthy, sustainably productive soils, relies on understanding the natural processes of climate and weather and managing complex and...

Report
22 March 2017

This audit examined if Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is managing the Environment Effects Statement process effectively.

Report
22 March 2017

This audit shows that planning schemes have mixed success in achieving the intent of state policy across the three areas examined - developing activity centres, increasing housing density,...

Report
21 March 2017

This report addresses the question of how effective agreements arising from native title determinations are at meeting the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples who have achieved legal...

Book
21 March 2017

The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is...

Blog post
20 March 2017

An exchange of land tax for stamp duty might be, at last, under genuine government consideration. Will it lead to more affordable housing?

Strategy
11 March 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city, while tackling the...

Technical report
7 March 2017

This report describes an assessment of conservation values of state forests in the four regional forest agreement areas in eastern Victoria, with the aim of adding to the substantial existing...