Topic: Environment

Helping Industry Turn Food Waste Into Opportunities

The Andrews Labor Government is working with manufacturers and producers to identify new opportunities as it tackles one of the world’s biggest waste issues – food. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio will next month host an industry round table to hear from those already taking innovative approaches to tackling food waste […]

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Helping Councils Deliver A Healthier Environment

The Andrews Labor Government has announced 13 Victorian councils that will take part in a pilot program designed to improve local responses to pollution and waste issues. The $4.8 million Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment pilot program is part of the Labor Government’s response  to the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection […]

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Helping Businesses Reduce Their Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that its Boosting Business Productivity program will now include large businesses thanks to an increase in funding. Victorian businesses will now benefit from additional funding of $2.5 million to help them reduce energy costs. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to improve gas efficiency for gas-related projects including […]

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Statement From The Acting Minister For Water

Reports of water being misappropriated is very concerning and Victoria supports an independent investigation into these allegations. Any independent investigation should report to the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council and then COAG. The Murray Basin Plan is about getting the best outcome for the environment, economy, farmers and communities – that can only happen if […]

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Innovation – The Key To Tackling Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.7 million for Climate Change Innovation Challenge grants and workshops across Victoria. The grants will support innovative projects and promote local action on climate change as we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s part of the Labor Government’s $5.6 million investment in the Virtual Centre for Climate Change […]

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Building The Hepburn Waste To Energy System

Hepburn Shire Council has received $650,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to implement the first stage of an innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites each year – leading to a $280,000 reduction in […]

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Fighting Back Against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s unique flora and fauna by funding the Trafficked, Traded and Traumatised awareness campaign launched today. Illegal wildlife trafficking is not only cruel and inhumane, it also has the potential to destroy Victoria’s natural environment, our ecosystem, our agriculture industry, and our economy. The campaign aims to educate the […]

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Celebrating The Return Of Traditional Burning

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Aboriginal Elders from the Dja Dja Wurrung  community to hold a ceremony celebrating the historic return of traditional burning to their lands. In May this year two traditional burns — thought to be the first of their kind in some 170 years —  were […]

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New Aboriginal Name For Ballarat Park

A new Aboriginal park name for Ballarat’s new 641ha regional park was announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Canadian Regional Park will be given the new name of Woowookarung Regional Park, to acknowledge the deep engagement of the Wadawurrung people with the park and local area. Woowookarung means ‘Place of Plenty’ which highlights […]

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Taskforce To Audit Recycling Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a joint Government taskforce to target key recycling sites requiring extra management measures to ensure community safety. The taskforce will comprise Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Emergency Management Victoria (EMV). The taskforce will audit recycling facilities across Victoria, to identify […]

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