Topic: Environment

What should we do with 11 MCGs worth of new open space?

We’re ‘unlocking’ the equivalent of 11 MCGs worth of open space by elevating the Cranbourne-Pakenham line. The question is, what should we put there? Futsal pitches? Car parks? Rock climbing walls? Outdoor gyms? Dog parks? Community veggie patches? BBQ areas with built-in Eskys? It’s your call. Let me know your ideas in the comments…then visit […]

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Fracking Banned In Victoria, Giving Certainty To Farmers

Victoria’s farmers and our proud regional communities now have certainty after the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Fracking Ban Bill passed the Victorian Parliament. The Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 passed through the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament without amendment this afternoon. Farming communities across Victoria have been calling for a ban on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

New Managing Director For Gippsland Water

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has welcomed Gippsland Water’s appointment of a new Managing Director. Sarah Cumming has served on the Gippsland Water board for the past five years, and most recently worked as the General Manager of Corporate Services at Latrobe City. Her appointment follows a national search and an exhaustive interview process. She […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Liberals, Nationals In A Fracking Bill Flip-Flop

After years of indecision and inaction about onshore gas in Victoria, the Liberals and Nationals are again dragging their feet and refusing to support the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Fracking Ban Bill without amendment. The Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 returns to the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament this week. After openly […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Apostles Lead On Visitor Investment Boost

Visitor figures from Parks Victoria show a record daily peak of 11,000 national and international visitors made the trip to the Twelve Apostles during Chinese New Year celebrations. The thirty per cent jump in visitor numbers comes ahead of a call for contractors this week to bid for work to design three new pieces of […]

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

Education Key To A Waste Free Victoria

To mark Clean Up Australia Day the Andrews Labor Government has launched a $300,000 grants package to support the delivery of targeted waste education programs. Sustainability Victoria will manage the three funding programs which are now open to local government, schools, education providers and community groups, focusing on the strategic objectives of the Victorian Waste […]

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

Solar Jobs And Growth For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has today released tenders for large scale solar plants, bringing forward $150 million of new capital investment and creating around 300 jobs in regional Victoria. The Solar Certificate Tender will build up to 75 MW of new solar projects, which will generate enough power to supply more than 15,000 homes or […]

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

New Energy Partnership To Drive Greener Museums

Museums Victoria, Australia’s largest public museums organisation is turning green through an innovative energy management partnership with Siemens and the Andrews Labor Government. The partnership will see Museums Victoria: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 per cent – equivalent to taking 6,000 cars off the road reduce its water usage by 6 per cent – […]

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Latrobe Valley Mine Rehab Committee Looks To The Future

The future of Gippsland’s three open-cut coal mines will be the focus of the newly-formed Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Advisory Committee. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan today met members of the Committee who held their first meeting in Morwell. The Andrews Labor Government established the Committee in response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. Committee […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources

Solar Feed-In Tariffs Double In Victoria

Victorian solar households will finally receive fair compensation for the power they provide to the grid  thanks to ground-breaking changes announced today. Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess electricity back into the grid. Around 130,000 […]

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