Investment $86.3 million
Our environment underpins everything – our state, our economy, our health and wellbeing.
What will the money be used for?
The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:
Biodiversity Plan 2037
$86.3 million investment in the Biodiversity Plan 2037, which will protect and preserve our precious native flora and fauna, through targeted actions such as revegetation, predator control and pest control.
Responding to climate change
$25.4 million to help lead our response to climate change, including statewide emission reduction targets, engagement with local governments to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and development of better data to inform our action.
$31.8 million for up to 60 additional rangers. The Parks Victoria website will also be redeveloped to encourage people to take advantage of and see all the benefits Victorian parks have to offer.
Environment Protection Authority
$162.5 million will be made to modernise the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). This includes increasing the EPA’s enforcement and environmental health capabilities. Greater investment will also be made in the waste and resource recovery sector, generating jobs in regional areas. Steps will also be taken to keep e-waste out of landfill and foster Victoria’s emerging waste-to-energy market.