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Department of Sustainability and Environment

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) was a state government department that managed water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and eco systems in the state of Victoria, Australia. It was created in 2002 when the Department of Natural Resources and Environment was divided into the Department of Primary Industries and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.[1]

Department of Sustainability and Environment
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Agency overview
TypeDepartment
JurisdictionVictoria
Headquarters8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
Websitehttp://www.dse.vic.gov.au/
Agency IDPROV VA 4554
Footnotes
Merged with DPI to form DEPI

The department supported and advised two Victorian ministers, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, and the Minister for Water, Peter Walsh, and helped with the management and administration of their portfolios. The Department secretary was Greg Wilson.[2] It had 2700 staff working at 90 locations across the state.[3]

DSE was sometimes known colloquially as the "Department of Smoke and Embers" for its role in planned burns and bushfire management.[4]

The Department of Sustainability and Environment was merged with the Department of Primary Industries to form the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria) in April 2013. [5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Victorian State Government Website Department of Primary Industries / Department of Sustainability and Environment Archived 2012-11-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on September 20, 2012
  2. ^ DSE website About DSE Retrieved on September 20, 2012
  3. ^ DSE website Department Overview Retrieved on September 20, 2012
  4. ^ Kelly, Donna (30 April 2013). "There's nothing quite like a bonfire". The Courier. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  5. ^ Napthine announces DPI and DSE to merge, Bendigo Advertiser, 9 April 2013
  6. ^ A stronger focus on jobs and investment - Premier of Victoria, April 9, 2013

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