About The Department Of Environment, Land, Water And Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning creates liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria.

We recognise the link between the built and natural environment in the quality of our lives, and work to accommodate population growth while maintaining world class liveability and protecting our heritage for future generations.

The department 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.

We work with a range of organisations across government, private sector and research institutes and universities.

We believe we have a responsibility as global citizens to share our expertise and exchange ideas to keep improving Victoria's liveability, while helping our global neighbours address liveability issues in the developing world.

Find out more: delwp.vic.gov.au