Topic: Environment

Labor Slams Liberal Calls To Walk Away From Climate Deal

The Andrews Labor Government has slammed calls by the Victorian Liberal Opposition for Australia to join the US in withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement. Despite Donald Trump’s announcement, the Labor Government will continue to stand with the rest of the world fighting climate change and doing our bit to reduce emissions, grow clean […]

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

Yarram Recreation Reserve Goes Solar

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local sporting clubs in Gippsland go green – to reduce emissions and cut costs. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited Yarram Recreation Reserve today to announce a $24,375 grant to install 93 solar panels on the clubrooms. Local company Gippsland Solar will install the new […]

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

Energy Roundtable Highlights The Valley’s Bright Future

Some of Australia’s leading energy innovators are in the Latrobe Valley this week to take part in a renewable energy roundtable. The Roundtable brings together more than 150 renewable energy and new energy technology stakeholders with the aim of identifying projects that could be successfully established in the Latrobe Valley to boost jobs and economic […]

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

Australia’s First Offshore Wind Farm Proposed For Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed plans for the establishment of Australia’s first offshore wind farm in Gippsland. The proposal includes up to 250 wind turbines within a 574-square kilometre area, which would deliver around 8,000GWh of electricity per year. This is approximately 18% of Victoria’s power usage or enough to power 1.2 million homes. […]

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Surf Coast Community Groups Share In Coastcare Funding

Four Surf Coast community groups have received Coastcare grants to continue their vital voluntary work to protect and preserve Victoria’s precious coastal environment. The Victoria Community Grants Program supports the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of coastline. The Surf Coast projects include: Anglesea Aireys Inlet Society for the […]

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

Barwon Downs Fire Base Nearing Completion

Firefighters in the Otways will soon move into a new state-of-the-art complex, as construction works on the Forest Fire Management Victoria base at Barwon Downs near completion. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $7.2 million in the project, which will replace outdated facilities  over three sites. The new, modern facilities will boost Forest Fire Management […]

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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