2010-2011 Annual Report: Our strategic direction
DPI pursues three long-term objectives:
- to develop competitive businesses and efficient markets by increasing productivity and access to global trade and investment and improving market structures and functions
- to ensure the efficient and sustainable allocation, use and management of Victoria’s natural resources
- to help build engaged, safe and responsible communities through improved community engagement, recreation and capacity building, enhanced safety for Victorians and better animal welfare.
DPI has established strategic priorities for its services over the long term and they are:
- agriculture – drive productivity, enhance competitiveness and market access and enable adjustment
- fisheries – optimise economic and social value while ensuring the sustainability of resources
- forestry – facilitate investment and jobs
- energy – enable transformation under carbon constraints
- earth resources – capture the value of the resource.
DPI seeks to achieve these objectives by providing services to:
- develop strategic policies
- drive innovation in science, technology and practice
- develop and operate efficient markets and regulatory frameworks
- negotiate and facilitate major investments
- manage emergencies promptly and effectively
- achieve excellence in corporate and business management.
For accounting and reporting purposes, DPI’s services are delivered under four output groups:
- policy – policies and strategies including legislation and regulations, whole-of-government statements and narratives for communities and stakeholders
- regulation and compliance – education, inspection and enforcement based on risk analysis that assists businesses to prosper and protects communities and the environment
- strategic and applied scientific research – new technologies, tools, information and systems that help our stakeholders to improve their performance
- sustainable practice change – communication, education and partnerships that help our stakeholders to improve their awareness, make better decisions, apply new research results and accelerate technology adoption in their ongoing business and community activities.