Category: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Big Battery Power For North Western Victoria

Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is hard at work in North Western Victoria – storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing much needed power to the state’s energy grid. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the Gannawarra Energy Storage System outside Kerang today for the official […]

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Victorian Schools Leading The Way On Sustainability

Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG today and congratulated all the schools involved for ‘contributing to […]

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Boosting Victoria’s E-Waste Collection Network

Disposing of e-waste will soon be easier than ever, with Officeworks helping to boost the number of collection sites available across Victoria, ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on 1 July 2019. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Officeworks in Richmond – one of 42 Officeworks e-waste drop-off collection sites to be […]

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Expert Panel Delivers Report On Interim Emissions Targets

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in achieving its target of net zero emissions by 2050, tabling expert independent advice on setting interim targets and kicking off a new round of community and industry consultation. The consultation will inform the Labor Government’s decision on Victoria’s interim emission reduction targets for 2025 and […]

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New Parks For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

Victorians will soon have access to thousands of hectares of new open space and parklands, with the Andrews Labor Government investing $154 million on a ring of new parklands in the growing suburbs that need it most. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the unprecedented investment would help re-establish Victoria’s title as the Garden State, […]

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Strengthening Victoria’s Recycling Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling the challenges facing the recycling industry and helping to reduce plastic pollution with a new $34.9 million package of recycling reforms. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new funding would help to create a more stable and productive recycling sector, while improving the quality […]

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Saving Victorians Hundreds Of Dollars Off Their Power Bills

Victorian families and small businesses will save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills, with the Andrews Labor Government setting the first ever Victorian Default Offer. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Victorian Default Offer, in line with advice from the Essential Services Commission. More than 130,000 Victorian households […]

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Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open for the latest round of grants, with a total of $410,000 […]

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Finalists Of ResourceSmart School Awards Announced

Schools across Victoria are being recognised for their efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment as part of the annual ResourceSmart School Awards. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has officially announced the finalists for 2019, congratulating them for ‘contributing to a better place’ – the theme for this year’s […]

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Grants For Victoria’s Environment Volunteers Now Open

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $1.76 million in funding available to environment volunteer groups. Landcare, Friends of […]

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