Information on the latest fire news and updates from across the state.
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DELWP provides statutory and strategic guidance about planning in Victoria.
Our role covers conservation, tourism, recreation and primary industries.
26 November 2015
Visit the new Know Your Council website to explore your local council, compare its performance with other similar councils and understand how councils work.
19 November 2015
Bushfires are a part of life in Victoria. The Victorian Government has a new approach to reducing their impact.
22 October 2015
The Victorian Government has released a Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper to bring together community and industry voices about how we plan for growth across our city.
19 November 2015
The independent investigation into the October 2015 Lancefield-Cobaw fire has been completed, with findings and recommendations provided to DELWP.
24 November 2015
With very hot weather forecast across the Loddon Mallee Region tomorrow, fire agencies are urging people to stay informed about the extreme fire danger forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday 25 November .
20 November 2015
CFA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are introducing fire restrictions for all municipalities in Gippsland.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning advises and supports the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Planning.
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Our programs and services are delivered throughout six regions: Hume, Gippsland, Port Phillip, Grampians, Loddon Mallee and Barwon South West.
DELWP General enquiries: 136 186
Victorian Bushfire Information Line: 1800 240 667
Planning and Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333
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