Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is a government department in Victoria, Australia.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Department overview
Formed1 January 2015
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionVictoria, Australia
Headquarters8 Nicholson Street,
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Ministers responsible
Department executive
  • John Bradley, Secretary

Commencing operation in January 2015, it is responsible for various matters related to the environment, energy and planning.

The DELWP was created in the aftermath of the 2014 state election, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing that the previous Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) would be renamed. The newly-formed DELWP subsequently assumed property and land titles, planning and local government portfolios from the previous Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, whilst responsibilities for agriculture were transferred to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.


The DELWP supports four ministers in the following portfolio areas:

Name Party Portfolio
Lily D'Ambrosio Labor Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes
Lisa Neville Labor Minister for Water
Richard Wynne Labor Minister for Planning
Adem Somyurek Labor Minister for Local Government


The DELWP has responsibility for the following policy areas:

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