Strategy and Policy
The Victorian Government has prioritised the productivity and competitiveness of food and fibre businesses and government departments as the basis for creating wealth for all Victorians. For more information, see Securing Victoria's Economy.
We develop policy and strategy for the primary and energy industries, with our role in achieving the government's economic vision for Victoria being:
To create the conditions for increased productivity1, responsible management of natural resources2 and secure essential services3.
- We will research, develop and communicate new ways for our industries to be more productive and competitive
- We will ensure Victoria's natural resources are used responsibly
- We will maintain Victorians' standard of living by responding to emergencies effectively, and ensuring our energy supplies are secure, safe, reliable and affordable.
Our objectives guide the direction and intent of DPI work programs, projects and initiatives.
Collectively, they signal our priority areas for investment and attention, outline our future focus and establish a basis for evaluating our performance.
Our five key departmental objectives are:
- increase the productivity of dairy, red meat, grains and horticulture businesses
- secure investment in coal, gas, renewables and targeted mineral resources
- responsibly manage and secure access to fisheries, forest, game and earth resources for current and future use
- enable primary and energy industries to access markets and minimise the impact of emergencies and biosecurity threats
- ensure consumers benefit from efficient, reliable and safe energy services.
- A 'policy' is a plan to achieve an objective or overall course of action determined by the Commonwealth or Victorian government that a department is required to develop and implement.
- An 'objective' outlines a departmental priority for service delivery to ensure it aligns with the Victorian Government's policy agenda.