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Entries Open For 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools who are minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change are set to be recognised by Sustainability Victoria as part of the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged schools to enter Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program, which is open to all Victorian government, independent […]

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New Vision For Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens could soon be attracting thousands more visitors, with the Andrews Labor Government to provide a $5 million kickstart to a proposed new nature and science precinct. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced funding for a feasibility study for a new Nature and Science Precinct that includes the redevelopment of […]

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Supporting Regional Victoria To Address Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering regional Victorians to prepare for and adapt to the real impacts of climate change through a new community grants program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program, which will support communities to adjust, build resilience […]

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New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley […]

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Another Funding Boost For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major infrastructure boost for Victoria’s recycling sector that will create 155 jobs across Victoria and divert more than 350,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.8 million for 20 recycling projects as part of the third round of the Resource […]

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New Program To Drive Investment In Hydrogen Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2 million to boost the development of clean hydrogen energy technologies in Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Victorian Hydrogen Investment Program, which will help fund a number of initiatives, including a grants program to kickstart Victoria’s hydrogen industry. Hydrogen produced from renewable technologies presents extensive […]

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Helping Victorians To Cut Their Energy Bills

Victorians will soon have better and simpler information at hand to compare deals and drive down their energy bills, thanks to reforms introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) today announced the proposed introduction of new rules to make it easier for households to shop around and compare energy deals. The […]

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Boosting Renewables And Cutting Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $1.1 million worth of grants to support renewable energy projects in local communities across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced nine projects across the state that would share in funding from the Renewable Communities Program. The Renewable Communities Program supports community-owned renewable energy projects and the local […]

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Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where an estimated 500,000 tyres have been stored. Environment Protection Authority […]

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New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy offers and require energy retailers to offer a fairer price […]

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