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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 23 SEP 2020

Victoria’s Nature Festival virtual tour of Budj Bim

Victoria’s Nature Festival springs into action The first ever Victoria Nature Festival springs into action this week with a diverse range of free, nature-based virtual activities featuring park…

NEWS 16 SEP 2019

International Day of the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: 13 Themes in 13 Weeks Series

Today is International Day of the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and marks 32 years since the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol has led to the phase-out of 99 per cent of ozone-depleting…

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 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…

STORY 2 JUL 2018

Making Victoria’s parks more accessible

Standard wheelchairs can’t cope with rugged terrain, which means many parts of Victoria’s parks have been out of bounds to people with limited mobility. Now people visiting many of our parks can book…

STORY 2 JUL 2018

Hungry urchins

Why underwater meadows matter South Gippsland’s Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, just to the east of Wilsons Prom, is the only place in Victoria with large, unbroken areas of seagrass meadows…

STORY 2 JUL 2018

30 years of renewable energy in Victoria

Past and future performance A 2014 Climate Council report found Victoria and NSW were the only Australian states that had not increased the proportion of renewable energy in their electricity…

STORY 2 JUL 2018

Preserving Victoria's River Red Gum parks

Not just any old tree There are few Australian landscapes more iconic than the River Red Gum forests that line Victoria’s Murray, Ovens and Goulburn rivers. Loved by locals and visitors alike, these…