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Group VRG 129
Natural Resources
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Date Range: 1992 - 1996
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Following significant machinery of government changes following the election of the Kennett Government in 1992, a Natural Resources portfolio was established with the appointment of a Minister for Natural Resources. The portfolio comprised the previous Water Resources portfolio (VRG 114) and some aspects of the Tourism portfolio. The appointment was published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 53(S53) on 9 October 1992.

All Acts previously assigned to the former Water Resources portfolio, and one Act from the Tourism portfolio, were transferred to the Minister for Natural Resources on 9 October 1992, by Administrative Arrangements Order number 114. The order was published in the Victorian Government Special Gazette number 53 (S53) on 9 October 1992.

Acts assigned to the Minister at time of appointment:
Alpine Resorts Act 1983
Cadet Surveyors Act 1964 (jointly administered with the Minister for Finance)
Fisheries Act 1968
Forests Act 1958
Groundwater (Border Agreement) Act 1985
Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Act 1958
Melbourne Water Corporation Act 1992
Murray Darling Basin Act 1982
Rain Making Control Act 1967
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (Victoria) Act 1971
Water Act 1989

In June 1993, the Minister was also assigned the following Acts:
Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act 1958
Vermin and Noxious Weeds Act 1958
Wire Netting Act 1958
Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Wildlife Act 1975
Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 - in so far as it related to the exercise of powers for the purposes of the above Acts.

Following machinery of government changes following the re-election of the Kennett Government in April 1996, the portfolio of Natural Resources was abolished and replaced with portfolios of Conservation and Land Management, and Agriculture and Resources.


Minister for Natural Resources, 1992-1996

Previous Group(s):
VRG 114 Water Resources

Subsequent Group(s):
VRG 122 Agriculture and Resources
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Agencies within this GroupAgencies within this Group
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Date within Group Agency Title Agency Number Agency Hierarchy
1992 - 1995 Rural Water Corporation VA 4234 Other Instrumentalities
1992 - 1996 First Mildura Irrigation Trust VA 1429 Other Instrumentalities
1993 - 1996 Alpine Resorts Commission VA 2645 Statutory Authority
1993 - 1996 Victorian Plantations Corporation VA 4684
1994 - 1996 Victorian Catchment Management Council (formerly Victorian Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4223 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (formerly Corangamite Catchment and Land Protecti n Board) VA 4224 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (formerly East Gippsland Catchment and Land Protection Board) VA 4225 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (formerly Glenelg Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4226 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Goulburn-Broken Catchment Management Authority (formerly Goulburn Catchment and Land Protection Council) VA 4227 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Mallee Catchment Management Authority (formerly Mallee Catchment and Land Protection Authority) VA 4228 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 North Central Catchment Management Authority (formerly North Central Catchment and Land Protec ion Board) VA 4229 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 North East Catchment Management Authority (formerly North East Catchment and Land Protectio Board) VA 4230 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (formerly West Gippsland Catchment and Land Prote tion Board) VA 4231 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Wimmera Catchment Management Authority (formerly Wimmera Catchment and Land Protection Board) VA 4232 Other Instrumentalities
1994 - 1996 Port Phillip Catchment and Land Protection Board VA 4233 Other Instrumentalities
Functions related to this GroupFunctions related to this Group
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Date within Group Function Title Function Number
1992 - 1996 Forests VF 30
1992 - 1996 Fisheries and wildlife VF 98
1992 - 1996 Rural water supply VF 122
1992 - 1996 Fisheries, commercial licences VF 230
1992 - 1996 Conservation (flora) VF 284
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