Our key work areas
We work with energy companies, research partners, primary producers, mineral explorers and rural communities across Victoria, as well as other government departments and national and international research associates, to address the major and emerging challenges in productivity and sustainability.
Our services are delivered through four key work areas encompassing innovative policy, world-class science and technology, leading edge protection and regulation practices, and practice change.
Primary industries policy
We develop policy frameworks and legislative reforms that aim to improve investment in, and protection of, energy, resources and primary industries. We do this through the establishment of efficient and equitable resource definition, allocation and management processes leading to improved market access, industry performance, efficiency of resource use and reduced adverse impacts on the environment.
Regulation and compliance
We protect the sustainability of Victoria’s primary and energy industries by regulating natural resource use in the public interest. We encourage best practice behaviours through a pro-active approach to self-regulation, while undertaking education, inspection and enforcement services to ensure industry and community compliance with legislation and regulations. We protect the quality and safety of Victoria’s primary products by building and maintaining Victoria’s capability to monitor, detect and respond to disease, pest and residue incidents
outbreaks and other biosecurity threats.
Strategic and applied scientific research
We use science and innovation to increase the productivity, profitability, international competitiveness and export value of primary and energy industries by investing in research and development, new technologies and practices, knowledge and science based tools, and resource information.
We facilitate the adoption of new ideas and practices, and assist industries and communities to understand, manage and adapt to change driven by economic, social and environmental pressures. We also promote trade by enhancing access to markets and securing market opportunities for Victoria.