Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria)

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Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Agency overview
Superseding agency
Type Department
Jurisdiction Victoria
Headquarters 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Agency executive
Agency ID PROV VA 5002

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) was a state government department responsible for protecting the environment, boosting productivity in Victoria's food and fibre sector, management of natural resources and managing water resources in the state of Victoria, Australia. It was created in April 2013 by merging the Department of Primary Industries with the Department of Sustainability and Environment.[1][2]

The Department secretary was Adam Fennessy.[3]

After the 2014 Victorian State Election, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the department would be renamed to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) effective 1 January 2015. The Agriculture portfolio was moved to the new Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

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  1. ^ Napthine announces DPI and DSE to merge, Bendigo Advertiser, 9 April 2013
  2. ^ A stronger focus on jobs and investment - Premier of Victoria, April 9, 2013
  3. ^ DEPI - About us Retrieved on January 13, 2014

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