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REPORT 19 MAR 2018

State of the Environment 2018 Report

In 2019, three significant reports on the health of our environment, prepared by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, were publicly released - the State of the Environment 2018 Report,…

REPORT 5 SEP 2016

State of the Bays 2016 Report

View our State of the Bays 2016 interpretive website stateofthebays.vic.gov.au Victoria’s first State of the Bays Report is a historic baseline study of the health of Port Phillip Bay and Western…

NEWS 13 DEC 2019

The importance of data and predictive capabilities in tackling climate extremes

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability,  Dr Gillian Sparkes presented the Royal Society of Victoria’s RSV 2019 Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research to Professor Andrew Pitman AO,…

NEWS 11 OCT 2019

2019 Winners of the Premier's Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to all winners of the 2019 Premier's Sustainability Awards and Sustainability Victoria for a wonderful event to celebrate and recognise the hard work of all Victorians who are making…

NEWS 19 MAR 2019

Victoria’s environmental report card: Air quality improving but challenges remain for biodiversity

Victoria’s comprehensive report card on the health of Victoria’s natural environment, the State of Environment (SoE) 2018 Report has been released. The report which tells a story of good progress in…

NEWS 15 OCT 2018

Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainability Awards in Beechworth

  Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes was a speaker and presenter at the 2018 Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Sustainability Awards in Beechworth on…

NEWS 28 JUL 2018

Is air quality the most important environmental indicator?

I wanted to share some of the fantastic insights from a CEDA event on Innovation Precincts that Andrea Hinwood, Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist and I attended last week. We heard that these…

NEWS 3 JUL 2018

It's delivery time! An EOFY reflection

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. Next week we enter year five of the…

NEWS 27 JUN 2018

A Yarra expedition, citizen scientists and precious platypus data

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability (OCES) team enjoyed a sunny, wintry field trip up the Yarra River ­– ahead of the release of the State of the Yarra and its Parklands…

NEWS 30 APR 2018

2018 Alpine Valley Community Leadership Program

The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Dr Gillian Sparkes participated in the 2018 Alpine Valley Community Leadership Program at the Mokoan Hub overlooking the beautiful Winton Wetlands…