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The allegations of water theft and maladministration that are the subject of this investigation were raised on the ABC TV ‘Four Corners’ program “Pumped: Who is benefitting from the billions spent on the Murray-Darling?’’
This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.
This report describes the assessment carried out by VEAC of conservation values of state forests in the four regional forest agreement areas in eastern Victoria. The approach taken for this assessment was to add value to the substantial existing knowledge of biodiversity and ecological values...
With Sustainability Victoria’s (SV’s) refocus on supporting the community to act on climate change, the need for reliable intelligence on current community attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and expectations of government in the area of climate change was needed to inform policy and program development.
The EPA – from then to now Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority began operating in 1971. It was the first EPA in Australia and the second in the world.
Creating this new organisation was a bold step, taken to tackle the growing environmental consequences of...
The Independent Inquiry into Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) was undertaken over ten months from June 2015 to March 2016 by a Ministerial Advisory Committee chaired by Penny Armytage. The inquiry made 48 recommendations to government about how the EPA can be equipped to meet...
1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening fire seasons.Extreme fire weather has increased since the 1970s in the east and south of Australia, including Victoria, with the fire season length extending from...
Sustainability Victoria’s Energy Efficient Office Buildings program demonstrates that energy savings of up to 29% can be achieved across the mid-tier office buildings sector, via building tuning and cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
The building sector in Australia accounts for approximately 19% of total energy...
Earlier this year, Engie, the majority owner of Hazelwood, flagged it was considering closing or selling the plant.
There are many factors that would be contributing to their deliberation. These include, but are not limited to, the plant’s age, changes in the electricity market,...
Water for Victoria is the Victorian Government's strategic plan for management of water resources, now and into the future. We will ensure we manage water to support a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and thriving communities.
To meet the challenges of climate change...