Topic: Environment

Reducing Bushfire Risk For Healesville And Yarra Ranges

Communities in high-risk bushfire areas are safer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government burying powerlines to significantly reduce the risk to lives and property from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Healesville to view works being carried out as part of the Government’s $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety Program. […]

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

Victorian Coastal Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government has announced nearly $1 million in funding to improve the safety, access and amenity of Victorian coastal areas. The funding is part of the Coastal Public Access and Risk Program that provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local governments, to reduce coastal […]

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

Vietnamese Community Embracing Solar Power

The Vietnamese community are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF), after receiving a $100,000 grant to increase the up-take of solar panels. The Labor Government has announced that the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA), in collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation, would receive funding from the second round […]

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

Supporting Waste To Energy Projects

A Ballarat community energy group has received $71,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to determine whether waste wood and sawdust can be used to make briquettes for commercial and industrial use. The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) project is valued at $143,480 and will deliver a business case to determine the viability of […]

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

Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $100,000 to increase production of an innovative renewable energy management product produced by Australian Wind and Solar. Australian Wind and Solar are investing $398,000 to set up a facility to design and assemble the SunMate product locally in Victoria. The SunMate product can be used by homes and businesses […]

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

Schools Leading Their Communities In Sustainability

Nearly 60 Victorian schools are being recognised for taking the lead on the environmental issues in their communities. The finalists for the ResourceSmart Schools Awards have been announced by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio ahead of the presentation ceremony in October. Sustainability Victoria received 150 entries from 87 schools.  Now […]

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

New eDNA Technology Key To Protect The Elusive Platypus

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on citizen scientists to help monitor and track platypus activity via new eDNA technology to ensure the survival of these amazing mammals in Victorian waterways. Community water sampling by citizen scientists will be used to capture ‘environmental DNA’ (eDNA) to help Melbourne Water better locate the platypus and increase […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Local Solutions To Tackle Climate Change

Applications are now open for the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.8 million Climate Change Innovation Grants. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged community members to apply for the grants and to attend one of the many marketplace events being held across Victoria. The grants will provide between $50,000 – $300,000 in […]

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

Government Helps Jobs Grow In G21 Region

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a place-based program to tackle joblessness in the G21 region, which is providing new employment pathways for people out of work. Launched in March last year, the G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) project now has 60 member organisations that have leveraged 72 jobs and employment pathways for people […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Heyfield Timber Mill Purchase Saves Locals Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has finalised the purchase of the Heyfield Timber Mill, securing local jobs, protecting the timber industry and giving certainty to the community. From today, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) will continue under the ownership of the Victorian Government and a shareholder group made up of members of ASH management. The Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment