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Biggest Ever Coastcare Victoria Grants Now Open

In celebration of Coastcare Victoria’s 25th year, the Andrews Labor Government is providing more funds and larger grants to Victorian community groups through the Coastcare Community Grants Program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications for the 2020 program are now open. Grants up to $30,000 are available for […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Marine And Coastal Environments

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s precious marine and coastal environments are properly managed and protected for the future with the launch of its new Marine and Coastal Policy. The new Marine and Coastal Policy provides a modern and balanced framework to ensure these areas continue to be enjoyed for generations to come through […]

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Brazilian Renewable Energy Company Chooses Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is adding to Victoria’s renewable energy credentials with one of Brazil’s leading renewable energy consultancies to establish its Australian/New Zealand HQ in Melbourne. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Dimopoulos today announced that energy services firm Grupo Energia will create up […]

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Energy Saving Home Loan Uses Government Scorecard

The Andrews Labor Government program that is helping people save money on their power bills can now be used to save money on a home loan. The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard is an Australian-first program that provides a star rating and certificate for new and existing homes based on their energy efficiency. Home loan provider […]

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New Director To Reform The Energy Safety Regulator

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its ambitious reforms to strengthen the energy safety regulator with the appointment of a new executive leader for Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). New Director Marnie Williams will be charged with continuing ESV’s important work and overseeing the Labor Government’s reforms to boost its capacity and powers. Ms Williams has […]

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Ten-Year Plan To Boost Recycling, Reduce Waste And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government today released its circular economy strategy – Recycling Victoria – a 10-year plan that will completely overhaul Victoria’s recycling sector, create 3,900 jobs and reduce waste going to landfill. The more than $300 million package brings together a suite of landmark reforms, dedicated to shifting Victoria to a circular economy, including […]

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Great Ocean Road Authority Headquarters In Torquay

   

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Boosting Energy Safety For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is improving energy safety for all Victorians and delivering on a key election commitment with electrical line workers to be protected by a new licensing scheme. The Victorian Parliament has passed the Energy Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019, which will establish the scheme and mandate minimum qualifications for these workers for […]

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Victoria Acts To Secure A More Reliable Energy System

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to enable urgent upgrades to the energy transmission network, introducing legislation that will fast-track priority projects like grid-scale batteries and transmission upgrades. Amendments to the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005 will give Victoria the power to unlock renewable projects and improve the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply. These […]

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Tackling E-Waste In A Safe And Sustainable Way

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening Victoria’s collection, storage and reprocessing of electronic goods so valuable resources such as precious metals and plastics can be reused or made into new products. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced up to $2 million in grants are available to local councils and industry […]

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