From the Commissioner

Victoria’s much loved parks are not only great places to visit. They also make a significant contribution to the economy and our State’s productivity, according to a new report - Valuing Victoria’s Parks .

Media release

National Threatened Species Day today highlights the importance of the work of Zoos Victoria in addressing Australia’s high extinction rates.

two kookaburras
From the Commissioner

BirdLife Australia's new State of the Birds 2015 tells a compelling story of the diminishing numbers of familiar native bird species, using citizen science.


Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Hon Lisa Neville, has announced submissions are now open for the Victorian Government’s review of the Climate Change Act 2010.

Only when technology gets really boring does it get really, really interesting...

The Commissioner’s IPAA Public Sector Week session on digital disruption and the environment , co-sponsored by Nous Group, shone a spotlight on the way forward for government service delivery.

From the Commissioner

Commissioner Dr Gillian Sparkes has welcomed the release of Victoria's first Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan.

Phillip Toyne planting in the rain
From the Commissioner

The Commissioner for Enviornmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes today paid tribute to the late Phillip Toyne. Dr Sparkes said that in establishing Landcare, Mr Toyne made an enduring positive impact on the environment in Victoria.

Victorian Government Response to the State of the Environment Report 2013

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville this week tabled the Victorian Government's response to the State of the Environment Report 2013.

Public Sector Week

Join the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability and Nous Group at Public Sector Week to learn how digital disruption is driving dividends for the environment.

Mountain Pygmy Possum
From the Commissioner

Citizen science is giving us all an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the condition of the natural environment. I encourage you to contribute to the body of knowledge by becoming a citizen scientist.