The devastating 2020 Australian east coast bushfires were a critical point in history that highlighted the imperative for governments to collaborate across jurisdictions. At that time, Victoria and New South Wales worked together to establish insurance populations of species to ensure their ongoing survival.
Over 100 years on, and with a whole new spectrum of environmental issues at the fore, all levels of governments are still refining how to work together to get the best outcomes for their own jurisdictions, Australian citizens and the environment.
In this week’s episode we are joined by Kate Lynch, the First Assistant Secretary of the Environment Protection division at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and Warrick McGrath, the Director of Biodiversity Regulatory Reform at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning. Listen as they explore the topic of working across jurisdictions on environment, policy, and regulation.
Discussed in this episode:
• The importance of relationships and trust.
• Collaborating across governments while maintaining jurisdictional loyalty.
• The role of Local Government.
• Tips for working with stakeholders on environmental policies.