DELWP brings together Victoria’s climate change, energy, environment, water, forests, planning and emergency management functions into a single department to maximise connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

Our challenge is to improve Victoria’s liveability with a population that is expected to almost double by 2050, while responsibly tackling climate change and protecting our natural environment, infrastructure and heritage for future generations.

Our public value outcomes

DELWP is focused on these public value outcomes:

  1. Reduced impact of major bushfires and other emergencies on people, property and the environment.
  2. Zero emission, climate-ready economy and community
  3. Healthy, resilient and biodiverse environment
  4. Reliable, efficient, accessible, safe and sustainable energy services
  5. Productive and effective land management
  6. Safe and sustainable water resources
  7. A quality built environment
  8. Sustainable and effective local governments

Our strategic framework One-DELWP, outlines our chosen values of

  • teamwork
  • wellbeing and safety
  • ownership
  • service excellence.

Building a positive organisational culture

To best serve Victorians, we strive to  build a positive organisational culture built on

  • strong leadership
  • diversity
  • collaboration
  • innovation
  • developing our people.

Our vision and principles

Our vision for diversity and inclusion is a workplace culture that embraces individual differences in all forms and fosters innovation.

We live our diversity and inclusion values when our people embrace the following principles:

  • Connect effectively with our diverse customers and communities to understand their needs
  • Embrace different viewpoints
  • Have equal opportunity in the workplace
  • Feel they belong and know their unique contribution is valued
  • Leverage the experience and ideas of others

Page last updated: 31/07/20