Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Victoria’s First Chief Environmental Scientist Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening the powers of Victoria’s environmental watchdog, today welcoming the appointment of Victoria’s inaugural Chief Environmental Scientist. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced $45.5 million of initial funding in January over the next two years for the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA). EPA Victoria has appointed […]

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Keeping Organics Out Of Melbourne Landfills

The Andrews Labor Government is diverting more than half a million tonnes of food and garden waste away from Melbourne’s landfills annually. Through the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group, two major agreements have been secured by councils including: five councils in Melbourne’s east – Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges – which have […]

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Ombudsman Report Into Mount Buller And Mount Stirling Management Board

Today the Victorian Ombudsman released a report into allegations of improper conduct by officers at the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Resort Management Board. The report implicated officers of the resort in the misuse of public funds and public resources. As the Minister responsible I expect high standards of behaviour from Board members and senior […]

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Large Scale Energy Storage: An Investment In Jobs, Reliability And Affordability

The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million to support large-scale energy storage initiatives across Victoria, creating jobs, protecting affordability and maintaining the reliability of our energy grid. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement, which takes the Government’s total investment in energy storage to $25 […]

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Apostles Lead On Visitor Investment Boost

Visitor figures from Parks Victoria show a record daily peak of 11,000 national and international visitors made the trip to the Twelve Apostles during Chinese New Year celebrations. The thirty per cent jump in visitor numbers comes ahead of a call for contractors this week to bid for work to design three new pieces of […]

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Education Key To A Waste Free Victoria

To mark Clean Up Australia Day the Andrews Labor Government has launched a $300,000 grants package to support the delivery of targeted waste education programs. Sustainability Victoria will manage the three funding programs which are now open to local government, schools, education providers and community groups, focusing on the strategic objectives of the Victorian Waste […]

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Solar Jobs And Growth For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has today released tenders for large scale solar plants, bringing forward $150 million of new capital investment and creating around 300 jobs in regional Victoria. The Solar Certificate Tender will build up to 75 MW of new solar projects, which will generate enough power to supply more than 15,000 homes or […]

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New Energy Partnership To Drive Greener Museums

Museums Victoria, Australia’s largest public museums organisation is turning green through an innovative energy management partnership with Siemens and the Andrews Labor Government. The partnership will see Museums Victoria: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 per cent – equivalent to taking 6,000 cars off the road reduce its water usage by 6 per cent – […]

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Solar Feed-In Tariffs Double In Victoria

Victorian solar households will finally receive fair compensation for the power they provide to the grid  thanks to ground-breaking changes announced today. Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess electricity back into the grid. Around 130,000 […]

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Upgrading The Sorrento Foreshore

The Sorrento Foreshore has undergone a dramatic transformation thanks to a new $850,000 seawall and the reopening of the iconic Sorrento Baths Café. The new seawall design features coloured concrete steps and creates a new meeting point for people to comfortably sit at the water’s edge. Six months of works to construct the seawall concluded […]

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