Topic: Environment

New Fund To Protect Port Phillip Bay Gets Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the rich and diverse environment of Port Phillip Bay – one of Melbourne’s most important ecosystems. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the successful recipients from the first round of the Labor Government’s $10 million Port Phillip Bay Fund. Thirty six new projects will […]

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Helping Business Save Money Through Environmental Upgrades

The Andrews Labor Government has entered into an agreement with the Sustainable Melbourne Fund to help businesses reduce their energy costs. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Class Plastics to view its 1,460 solar panels, which will generate 365kW to power its manufacturing facility, through Environmental Upgrade Finance. Manufacturer Class […]

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Protecting Our Unique Plants And Animals

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered $7.7 million for large-scale regional partnership projects to protect threatened plants and animals as part of the Biodiversity On-Ground Action initiative. The funding will go towards twenty-six large-scale projects that address major risks to threatened species and ecosystems in priority areas including: removal of woody weeds and other pest […]

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Helping Councils Become More Environmentally Friendly

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for local councils to reduce their carbon footprint by choosing more environmentally friendly suppliers. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced funding for a group of councils to trial a system that will help council’s choose greener suppliers. Melbourne City Council received $32,500 to work with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Entries Open For 2017 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools can now enter Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards which recognise the efforts of communities striving to make a positive impact on their environment. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, the Awards recognise school and community projects which minimise waste, save energy and water, increase biodiversity and tackle climate change. The ResourceSmart Schools Awards […]

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Helping Businesses To Reduce Their Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs and increase their energy efficiency. Funding from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Victorian Budget’s comprises $7.2 million in direct assistance for Victorian businesses. This includes: $3 million in funding for the Boosting Business Productivity (BBP) grants program to help 1,000 small and medium sized businesses […]

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Desalination Water Order Placed For 2017-18

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that the water order from the Victorian Desalination Plant for 2017/8 will be 15 GL. This means the Government is not ordering water above the 15GL minimum order, which has been set for the next three years to guarantee continued water security and better plant management. The water order […]

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Aboriginal Traditional Burning Returns To Victoria

Aboriginal traditional burning is making an historic return to Victoria thanks to a new  partnership between Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. The traditional burns are being conducted as part of Victoria’s Safer Together program to reduce bushfire risk, ensuring traditional burning can be undertaken into the future. The […]

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Supporting Communities To Deliver A Healthier Environment

Expressions of interest are now open for councils to take part in a pilot program for Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment. The Officers will be employed by EPA and will work closely with local councils to respond to smaller-scale and lower risk waste and pollution complaints such as small to medium scale […]

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African Wild Dogs Move

The African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo have moved into their newly renovated home following  the completion of a major extension. The recently completed project is the first stage of the new Leopard Ridge development, a $9m project funded by the Andrews Labor Government, which is due to open in December 2017. Leopard Ridge will […]

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