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The table below summarises the progress made against commitments for which the Conservation Regulator is responsible for delivering in DELWP’s Response to the Independent Review into Timber Harvesting Regulation. This does not include commitments and/or recommendations which are the responsibility of other parts of DELWP.

Action and status

Action

Status

Office of the Conservation Regulator

Commence establishment of the Office of the Conservation Regulator

Complete

Commence recruitment of the Chief Conservation Regulator

Complete

Chief Conservation Regulator appointed by 30 May 2019

Complete

Office of the Conservation Regulator formally commences by 30 June 2019

Complete

Regulatory framework, policies and guidelines

Publish Regulatory Framework document

Complete

Develop guidance material for Authorised Officers on use and application of available tools across all relevant Acts

Complete

Publish Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Complete

Finalise updated Prosecutions Policy

Complete

Publish state and regional Compliance Plans

Complete

Statement of Regulatory Intent

Draft Statement of Regulatory Intent for Timber Harvesting for public consultation

Complete

Publish final Statement of Regulatory Intent for timber harvesting

Complete

Draft Statement of Regulatory Intent for other areas of environmental regulation that DELWP has direct responsibility for

Complete

Publish Statement of Regulatory Intent for other areas of regulation

Complete

Publicly report on performance against Statements of Intent

Complete

Communications and engagement

Publish Communications and Engagement Strategy

Complete

Undertake a survey of native timber harvesting stakeholder perceptions and expectations (including run focus groups)

Complete

Independent oversight

Establish Regulation Sub-committee of the DELWP Senior Executive Team

Complete

Establish an Independent Regulatory Assurance Panel

Complete

Establish a Stakeholder Reference Group

Complete

Capability development

Complete Regulatory Capability Assessment

Complete

Finalise Capability Development Plan

Complete

Community of Regulatory Practice established

Complete

Shared data system

System of shared data system for Victorian Government agencies, environmental non-government organisations and VicForests created

Complete

Reviewed 05 October 2022

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