The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) brings together Victoria’s planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.
Our challenge is to maintain Victoria’s liveability with a population that is expected to almost double by 2050, while responding to climate change and protecting our natural environment, infrastructure and heritage for future generations.
Within DELWP, the Water and Catchments group manages Victoria’s groundwater, catchments and waterways, infrastructure, water saving and re-use projects, flood management, governance and water legislation, in partnership with a network of government agencies and water authorities.
Liveability Victoria International promotes Victoria’s strengths in water, planning and urban design, clean-tech and environment protection, while seeking new ideas from our global neighbours to keep improving Victoria’s liveability. We partner with Global Victoria to connect Victorian business with opportunities in international markets – sharing Victorian experience with the world.