Category: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Protecting Victoria’s Unique Coastline

The Victorian Government is protecting the future of our state’s precious coastline with more than $11 million for maintenance and erosion management projects. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the works will help to address the climate challenges of rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Three million dollars will go towards […]

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New Parks To Green Our Growing Suburbs

More than 20 new pocket parks and off-leash dog parks will be created in built-up suburbs, giving families across Melbourne more green, open space to enjoy. The value of local parkland has been brought into sharp relief over the past few months, as Victorians have stayed home to slow the spread of coronavirus and save […]

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Investing In Renewables To Keep Energy Bills Low

The Victorian Government has announced a suite of renewable energy projects that will create jobs, save Victorians money and help reduce emissions. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled a $15.3 million package of investments that build on the Government’s Solar Homes program, which is installing solar panels on […]

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Clean Energy Boost To Create Jobs And Save Victorians Money

The Victorian Government is powering communities through local renewable energy projects that promote regional investment, create jobs, and help lower electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the latest round of funding for the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF). The NEJF makes $1 million in […]

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot Back From Brink Of Extinction

One of the state’s most endangered native animals has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to a conservation program backed by the Victorian Government. The re-establishment of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot on Phillip Island is the first time in Victorian history a species declared extinct in the wild has had its decline […]

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Targeted Support For Victorians Struggling With Energy Bills

The Victorian Government is helping households keep the lights on this winter, with a package of support to protect Victorians doing it tough and make sure everyone knows their rights. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $3.7 million package today, which includes new financial counsellors and online training for more […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Much Loved Wildlife Attractions

The Victorian Government is giving some of the state‘s favourite wildlife attractions a financial lifeline to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic and save nearly 800 jobs. Zoos Victoria’s three sites – Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary – and Phillip Island Nature Parks will share in $14 million to ensure […]

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Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrots Released

Critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots have been released into the wild, as part of an innovative trial funded by the Victorian Government to save the species from extinction. With less than 50 adult Orange-bellied Parrots remaining in the wild, the four-year Mainland Release Trial aims to increase the size of the birds’ population in conjunction with […]

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Know Your Rights And Keep Your Lights On

Households facing economic hardship because of the coronavirus are protected from having their gas or electricity disconnected, thanks to reforms put in place by the Victorian Government. Under the changes, which started in 2019, energy retailers must provide assistance to any household that contacts them because they are having trouble paying their bills. The assistance […]

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Working Together To Help Victoria’s Wildlife Recovery

Amid the Covid-19 crisis resources continue to hit the ground helping wildlife and native species recovery following Australia’s bushfires. The Federal Government’s Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel have prioritised $3 million for a range of Victorian projects from the Australian Government’s initial $50 million bushfire recovery package. Minister for the Environment Sussan […]

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