Parks Victoria

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Parks Victoria is a government agency of the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Parks Victoria
Agency overview
FormedDecember 12, 1996 (1996-12-12)[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of Victoria[1]
HeadquartersLevel 10, 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [1]
37°48′57.4″S 144°57′28.1″E
MottoHealthy Parks, Healthy People[1]
Employees968 (June 2017)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Matthew Jackson[2], Chief Executive Officer

Parks Victoria was established in December 1996 as a statutory authority, reporting to the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change. The Parks Victoria Act 2018[3] updates the previous act, Parks Victoria Act 1998. Under the new Act Parks Victoria is responsible for managing over '...4 million hectares including 3,000 land and marine parks and reserves making up 18 per cent of Victoria’s landmass, 75 per cent of Victoria’s wetlands and 70 per cent of Victoria’s coastline'.[4]