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.
Planned burning resumes in Central Victoria
Residents in Cohuna, Tarnagulla and surrounding areas can expect to see smoke on Tuesday (17 October) as Forest Fire Management Victoria begins the spring planned burning program on public land in Central Victoria, weather permitting.
Planned burning case study in Hume: Mount Hickey fire 2015
Forest Fire Management Victoria. During an abnormally hot, dry and windy day in early October 2015, a campfire located on the northern side of Mt Hickey in the Tallarook State Forest escaped and burned out of control – as extreme conditions formed
New research shows flows help Silver Perch in the Murray
Research on the life expectancy of the Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus) in the Murray-Darling Basin has highlighted the important role of floods and environmental flows in the species’ recovery.