Topic: Environment

Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Construction Underway

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm began today, a project that will generate electricity to power more than 60,000 households. The new 132MW windfarm, located 17km west of Winchelsea, is the result of the first round of successful tenderers in the Andrews Labor Government’s Renewable Certificate Purchasing Initiative (RCPI). This will bring forward capital […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Advocating For State’s Most Vulnerable Water Customers

A new advocate will act as a voice for Victorian water customers, as prices are reviewed over the next 15 months. Announced today by Minister for Water Lisa Neville, the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) and the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) will be given a grant to fund a full-time advocate on behalf of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

New North-West EPA Office Officially Opens In Bendigo

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)  has officially opened its new regional office in Bendigo. The office will service the north-west region of Victoria, including Mildura, Horsham, Macedon Ranges, Northern Grampians and Campaspe. The multi-purpose, open plan building houses an onsite lab, video conferencing, a large conference room ideal for community consultation and hot desks for EPA […]

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New Investigation Into Public Land In The Central West

A new investigation has been launched into the management and conservation of public land in and around central western Victorian forests. Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) will conduct the Central West Investigation on public land in and around the Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range state forests. The two-year investigation includes an extensive public […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Hooded Plover Population Benefiting From Dog Ban

Threatened wildlife in the Mornington Peninsula National Park are benefitting from the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to permanently prohibit dogs from the park. The dog ban was put in place along the 42km coastline in November 2016 to protect the threatened Hooded Plover and its habitat. Parks Victoria say the move has led to an […]

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Threatened Regent Honeyeaters Take Flight At Chiltern

Around 100 captive bred Regent Honeyeaters will be released into Victoria’s north-east this week as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to stop the decline of the state’s unique biodiversity. Community-based monitoring of previous releases has confirmed relatively high post-release survival and provided a unique opportunity for volunteers to actively participate in a threatened […]

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Delivering A Healthier Thomson River

More water will flow through the Thomson River, with the Andrews Labor Government taking the next step in delivering an additional eight gigalitres of water. The additional water is vital for the health of the heritage-listed Thomson River, and surrounding local communities. It will also help protect and boost native fish populations, including the Australian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Last year’s winners included residents of an apartment complex in East St Kilda who worked together to convert their rooftop into a green upstairs ‘backyard’ to save on energy, water and costs through a project called Green roof in the city. The community project […]

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Clean, Healthy Water For Maryborough Community

Maryborough’s new $5.6 million Water Quality Treatment Facility is now operational, providing residents with a more secure, safe and healthy water supply. Parliamentary Secretary for Water Anthony Carbines joined the Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire and Chair of Central Highlands Water to officially open the facility. The facility will ensure Maryborough has the infrastructure in […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment

New Accomodation Opens At The Prom

Accommodation at Wilsons Promontory National Park has been expanded following the opening of six new units at Tidal River. The Andrews Labor Government funded the $2 million project which provides improved access for people with a disability. Six newly built stylish accommodation units have now replaced units that were damaged by floods in 2011. Each […]

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