The Office of the Conservation Regulator (OCR) has recently been established in the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) to bring together all of DELWP’s regulatory functions in one place. Led by Victoria’s first Chief Conservation Regulator, it will coordinate and oversee all DELWP’s direct regulatory responsibilities across more than 20 Acts of Parliament.
The OCR will work to ensure DELWP regulates the natural environment and conservation effectively to prevent the law being broken and to respond appropriately when it is.
This work ranges from use of public land, timber harvesting, wildlife, fire prevention and heritage.
Over the coming months we will provide a range of opportunities for you to get involved.
Stakeholder Reference Group
Expressions of interest to join our Stakeholder Reference Group have now closed. The Stakeholder Reference Group will support the Chief Conservation Regulator by providing regular feedback on the OCR’s regulatory activities in particular - supporting the establishment of the office. The Terms of Reference can be found here.
Feedback from Timber Harvesting Survey
Thank you for your contributions. The feedback collected from the survey and submissions has been analysed, considered and presented in an Engagement Report by the OCR.
A final version of the Statement of Regulatory Intent for Regulating Timber Harvesting in State Forest under the Allocation Order, along with the Engagement Report can be found below and on the OCR website.
Engagement on other key areas where
the OCR has direct responsibility for environmental regulation will occur in
the coming months.