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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
VRG 114 Water Resources
VRG 122 Agriculture and Resources