We design and deliver policies that enable Victoria's primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, such as essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities.
Our role is primarily economic, ensuring that human needs are met from the State's natural resources through mostly privately-owned industries operating in competitive and regulated markets. A focus on production and productivity is central to our work, with a complementary focus on public and employee safety, community resilience, animal welfare and the natural environment.
We work with a diverse group of stakeholders (below) across Victoria, as well as nationally and overseas. Our services are delivered through key areas of work encompassing innovative policy, world-class science and technology, leading-edge protection and regulation practices, and sustainable practice change.
We work with energy companies, research partners, primary producers, mineral explorers and rural communities across Victoria, as well as other government departments, to address the major and emerging challenges in sustainability and productivity.
- Food and agriculture industries, producers and other businesses
- Commercial, recreational and cultural fishing, and aquaculture sectors
- Energy industry bodies, producers, and network and retail businesses
- National and international science organisations and partnerships
- Extractive, mineral, geothermal and petroleum industry bodies, explorers, producers and their agencies
- Commercial forestry industry bodies and producers
- Local, national and international consumer, environmental and business organisations
- Catchment, land and water managers
- Industry-based research and development corporations
- Animal welfare groups
- Local, state, territory and Commonwealth governments, agencies, authorities and organisations as investors in DPI projects