The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) manages Victoria’s natural and built environment to create and maintain liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is the external facing name to represent staff from DELWP, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and VicForests that are involved in field-based fire management operations, in the state, regional and incident control teams. The FFMVic name also applies to DELWP staff involved in forest management operations.
DELWP employs more than 3,000 staff, in 82 locations across the state. DELWP is a key manager of Victoria’s public estate and directly manages a $9.8 billion investment portfolio, with 69 per cent comprising various categories of public land. The department owns and manages a further $1.6 billion of other assets, including 40,000 kilometres of roads and tracks, office buildings, depots, public toilets, picnic shelters, recreational facilities, firefighting and road maintenance equipment, crossings, water bores and mobile plant. A further $48.7 billion of assets is managed by DELWP’s portfolio agencies. The Forest, Fire and Regions Group (FFRG) is one of six portfolio groups that make up DELWP, the others being:
- Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group
- Water and Catchments Group
- Planning Group
- Local Infrastructure Group
- Corporate Services Group.