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.
Joint Management Plan for Dja Dja Wurrung Parks open for public comment
The Dja Dja Wurrung People and the Victorian Government have released a Draft Joint Management Plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung Parks to the public for comment.
Crews provide coordinated response to protect communities
Forest Fire Management Victoria crews have been responding to dry weather conditions and state emergency management priorities, balancing both planned burning and bushfire response.