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To celebrate National Science Week, our Office has released ‘The Birrarung is alive’, a film that takes a spectacular journey up the Yarra River. All week we will share a new series of films about life on and around the Yarra River.

coastal act

On 1 August 2018 the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 came into effect.

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The OCES Science Writing Team holds a workshop at the Arthur Rylah Institute.

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Media release

On 30 July 2018, the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability released the Interim State of the Environment Report.

From the Commissioner

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes shares some insights from a CEDA event on Innovation Precincts that she attended with Andrea Hinwood, Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist. 

NAIDOC Week 2018, Because of her, we can!

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability team is fortunate to work alongside Aboriginal Victorians, who are a vital voice in deepening our understanding of the state’s history.

DESIS by German Aerospace Centre

Space monitoring is the next step in sourcing cutting-edge environmental data and Victoria’s La Trobe University has demonstrated itself as a leader in the technology. Local scientists collaborated with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to create advanced control systems for the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS).

Plastic bags by Huffington Post

Community consultation has helped end of single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from 2019 to help protect our environment from plastic pollution.

Professor John Thwaites
From the Commissioner

As we come to the end of the financial year, I wanted to share an update of the work of my team in the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability

Tiana Preston, Kangmin Moon, Rebecca Koss

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability team enjoyed a sunny, wintry field trip up the Yarra River ­– ahead of the release of the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report in late 2018.