Under the Parks Victoria Act 1998, Parks Victoria’s responsibilities are to provide services to the state and its agencies for the management of parks, reserves and other land under the control of the state, including waterways land (within the meaning of the Water Industry Act 1994), for the purposes of conservation, recreation, leisure, tourism or water transport. Parks Victoria’s responsibilities also extend to recreational boating in Port Phillip and Western Port as a local port manager under the Port Management Act 1995 and as a waterways manager under the Marine Safety Act 2010.
Parks Victoria’s responsibilities for the provision of services to the state are set out in Management Agreements between Parks Victoria, the Secretaries to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) and the relevant Ministers:
- The Hon Liliana (Lily) D'Ambrosio MLA, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change; Minister for Suburban Development; Member for Mill Park
- The Hon Luke Donellan MLA, Minister for Ports; Minister for Roads and Road Safety; Member for Narre Warren North.
22 May 2017
A mother and calf whale were reported as stranded at the southern end of Norman Bay at Wilsons Promontory National Park last week. The whales were Pygmy Sperm Whales.An incident management team was set up and a team of cetacean rescue experts stayed onsite to monitor the whales overnight. This…