Category: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Boosting Organic Recycling In Macedon

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding their kerbside organic waste collection to include food organics and diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited the Romsey Transfer Station in Macedon Ranges to announce $182,000 […]

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Driving Jobs In Regional Victoria With Waste To Energy

A waste to energy facility in Creswick is transforming organic waste and boosting local job and business opportunities, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.   A biodigester that turns organic waste into valuable products in Creswick is helping to remove waste from the environment while creating opportunities for new jobs and […]

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ResourceSmart Schools Awards Entries Open

Victorian schools leading the way in minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change are set to be recognised as part of the 2020 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged all schools across the state to enter Victoria’s largest sustainability awards for schools. The 2020 categories are: […]

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Driving More Visitors To Enjoy Victoria’s Great Outdoors

The Andrews Labor Government’s is upgrading camp sites and 4WD tracks across Victoria to get more people out and about in our great outdoors. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in the Howqua Hills in Victoria’s High Country to announce $10.5 million to upgrade seven of the state’s iconic 4WD drive […]

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Protecting The Iconic Great Ocean Road

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering once in a generation reforms to protect Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. New legislation has been introduced into the Victorian Parliament that will reform the management of the Great Ocean Road and its landscapes for future generations. The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019 establishes dedicated management […]

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Bringing The Great Melbourne Telescope Back To Life

A Melbourne icon is one step closer to returning to its original home in the Royal Botanic Gardens thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The Great Melbourne Telescope is being painstakingly restored by volunteers and staff at Museums Victoria after it was damaged by bushfires in Canberra in 2003. An important […]

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Victoria Secures Reliability Win At Energy COAG

Victoria has led the Commonwealth and other States in securing a review into how reliability is measured across the electricity system, paving the way for improvements to energy reliability and prices. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the review was a win for all energy users, but flagged it was just […]

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More Opportunities To Enjoy Victoria’s Great Outdoors

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and make it easier for Victorians to get out and take advantage of our beaches, forests and bushland. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio will today introduce a bill into Parliament to create a new Marine and Coastal Park […]

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Victoria Leads Call For Urgent Waste Funding From Feds

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an urgent national funding plan to ensure the states are ready for the waste export ban when it is implemented next year. The National Meeting of Environment Ministers in Adelaide today reached an agreement to ban the export of particular categories of waste from 1 July 2020 with […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Forests And Threatened Species

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the largest environmental protection policy in the state’s history, with immediate protections for the iconic Greater Glider species, native fauna and Victoria’s remaining old-growth forest. This historic decision, which includes a gradual phaseout of all logging in native forests by 2030, will reduce the amount of carbon in the […]

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