- Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
- November 2020
The establishment of the Conservation Regulator is a landmark opportunity to improve our regulatory practices and deliver better protection of our environment, forests and wildlife across Victoria.
The Conservation Regulator was established in 2019 to oversee regulatory functions relating to timber harvesting, public land use, biodiversity and fire prevention.
Progress on our regulatory priorities
There has been significant progress made during the first 12 months of operation, including action taken on, and beyond, the four regulatory priorities identified for 2019-2020.
We have lifted the regulatory performance of DELWP, delivering better regulatory outcomes while driving a more open and transparent approach.
Regulating timber harvesting
We have made significant changes to our regulatory approach including introducing proactive coupe inspections and launching the Forest Information Portal.
Our workforce and governance
The Conservation Regulator has more than 120 staff spread across the state providing important services to the Victorian community.
Budget and reporting
The Conservation Regulator is accountable for a significant budget and we have a number of measures which we are required to report against to reflect our impact.
Reviewed 20 October 2022