Category: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Dundonnell Wind Farm Under Construction

Work is underway on the 336-megawatt Dundonnell Wind Farm, which will generate enough clean energy to power 245,000 Victorian homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Target. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today commended Tilt Renewables on their work to get this major $560 million 80-turbine wind farm […]

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Reducing Food Waste In Victoria’s Hospitality Industry

The Victorian hospitality industry now has access to a free program to help reduce commercial food waste, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is investing $500,000 in the Love Food Hate Waste Business pilot program to help hospitality businesses reduce the environmental and financial impact of food waste […]

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Smarter Inverters Boost Solar Homes Power

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new requirements for solar installations to improve the safety, performance and consumer benefits of its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said the changes would make smart inverters mandatory for solar PV system installations supported by the Solar Homes program from 1 July. These inverters […]

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New Solar Project To Deliver Energy Savings For Bendigo

Bendigo residents are taking control of their energy costs with rooftop solar for local sporting facilities, thanks to community fundraising and support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today officially launched the Eaglehawk Badminton and Table Tennis Stadium solar project. […]

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Funding Boost For Recycling Recovery Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and councils to improve their recycling practices and expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today officially launched Repurpose It’s new $8.5 million washing plant facility in Epping – which will recover and treat materials previously […]

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Victorian Default Offer Bill Passes Upper House

Victorian families and small businesses will be able to demand a fair deal on energy and save hundreds of dollars on their power bills, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Legislation to set a Victorian Default Offer has passed the Upper House, abolishing costly standing offers and requiring energy retailers to offer a fairer price […]

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New Website Unearths Victoria’s Past To Protect Our Future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new online tool to help Victorians identify and investigate the quality of land and groundwater on their properties. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Victoria Unearthed site would help property owners identify past uses of their land, to help them better understand the […]

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Landfill Levy Waived For Bushfire Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has waived the landfill levy to help Victorians in the east recover from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) will work with landfill operators and councils in fire affected areas to apply the exemption. Local landfills will be able […]

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Work Starts On The Mortlake South Wind Farm

Work is underway to build Victoria’s latest wind farm, including a Victorian-first underground transmission line which will set new best-practice for connecting clean energy projects to the national grid. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site south of Mortlake today to announce that construction has commenced on the $275 […]

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Illegal Reptile Smuggling Syndicate Busted In Melbourne

Raids have been carried out across Melbourne this morning busting an illegal reptile smuggling ring attempting to sell Australian lizards on the black market overseas. More than 150 lizards have been seized since the brazen operation was discovered in June 2018 by Australia Post and Australian Border Force – with a total estimated street value […]

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