Timeline of government action towards environmental issues

  • State Government launches the Victorian Greenhouse Strategy

    The Victorian Greenhouse Strategy was a 3-year program of actions to reduce greenhouse emissions across a range of industries.
  • The State Government releases the 'Our Environment, Our Future - Sustainability Action Statement'

    This provided over $200 million to attempt to secure a sustainable environment for the state’s future
  • State Government commits to introducing a climate change bill

  • Stage 3a water restrictions implemented in Melbourne

    Stage 3a water restrictions are the harshest restrictions to be implemented in Melbourne.
  • Kyoto Protocol ratified by Federal government

  • Water storage levels stand at 46%, water restrictions reduced to level 2

  • Victorian State election