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Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria)

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]

Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Department overview
Preceding agencies
Superseding agencies
Headquarters8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department executive
Agency IDPROV VA 5002

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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