Supporting Nature's Future
We have a responsibility to ensure nature is here into the future and is always protected. This can come through many forms, from conservation programs that support biodiversity to cultural heritage protection and restoring traditional caring for country practices our our land and waterways. Putting Safety First often means we need to close certain places while we rebuild assets to ensure they can stand the test of time in our much loved parks. We have an ageing infrastructure with heritage buildings, old piers and jetties, campgrounds that don’t have the facilities needed to meet the demand of modern day visitors. It is our duty to find ways that we can invest, support and give back to nature.
Making tough decisions for the greater good
Nature is unpredictable, as are people and sometimes we see things that cause damage or harm, or present a significant risk to nature’s future. We have an obligation to protect native landscapes and right the wrongs of the past – and often this can be an inconvenience to visitors or communities. The best we can do is make sure Victorians are informed about the decisions we make so here are some of those very examples.
Investing in nature
The Victorian Government invests in Parks Victoria through the state budget. Every year we assess what we have on the parks estate and bid for additional project funding to renew or build new assets, undertake conservation programs or improve our visitor experience.
Giving back by getting involved
With more than four million hectares of land and 70 per cent of Victoria’s coastline, managing our broad natural landscape takes a lot of work, and we can’t do it alone. With the help of volunteer groups, community stakeholders and local governments, we are able to shape the future for nature.
Creating opportunities and building relationships
Nature provides the perfect backdrop for a range of activities. We offer commercial opportunities to do business with us and give back to nature through open tenders for building tenants, licences and permits to operate on public land, and activating nature spaces through hosting an event by hiring a unique part of Victoria to entertain your guests at your next private function.