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
The OCR is seeking expressions of interest to join our Stakeholder Reference Group. 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. If you or the organisation you represent are interested in participating in the Stakeholder Reference Group, you can email us at OCR@delwp.vic.gov.au before 15 May 2019 for more information about the Expression of Interest process.
Timber Harvesting Statement of Regulatory Intent
We are seeking feedback on a draft Statement of Intent for Timber Harvesting, which
describes what we regulate and what you can expect from us as a regulator –
including the enforcement powers and tools that we may use.
We are seeking your feedback on our
regulatory approach and how we prioritise our regulatory activity.
The Statement of Intent for Timber Harvesting
and the survey below relate only to timber harvesting in state forests and how
we regulate under the current law.