On 23 February 2017, the Climate Change Bill 2016 successfully passed through the Victorian Parliament’s Upper House to create a new Climate Change Act, as the latest step in reinstating Victoria as a leader in climate change action.
The Bill gives effect to the majority of the commitments set out in the Victorian Government Response to the 2015 Independent Review of the Climate Change Act 2010. The Bill will provide Victoria with a world-leading legislative foundation to manage climate change risks, maximise the opportunities that arise from decisive action, and drive our transition to a climate resilient community and economy with net zero emissions by 2050.
Read more about the Bill and the 2015 Independent Review here.
The Bill and Second Reading Speech are available online here.
New planning mechanisms for affordable housing
Reforms to planning make it easier for Councils and developers to negotiate voluntary agreements to include affordable homes in residential developments.
Changes to Goulburn system trade and operational arrangements
Taking decisive actions to protect the health of the lower Goulburn River
Waterways Frontage Protection Program a Success
This successful project will help protect the important habitat for platypus.