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More Renewable Energy To Boost Jobs And Cut Power Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting renewable energy in Victoria – creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate increasing Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50 per cent by 2030 – as promised at last […]

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Work Underway To Overhaul Victoria’s Recycling System

The Andrews Labor Government will tackle ongoing waste management issues with $11.3 million to provide immediate financial relief to councils and invest in infrastructure to improve the quality of 100,000 tonnes of recycled materials. SKM had been significantly undercutting the prices of other recycling providers and since they stopped accepting waste, many councils are paying […]

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Delivering Clean Energy For The Natimuk Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Natimuk – a small Victorian wheat belt town – to reach its goal of being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by building its own community owned solar farm. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a funding grant of $339,000 to bring to […]

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More Funding For Injured Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is helping protect Victoria’s injured wildlife with $470,000 in funding to support wildlife rescue volunteers. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Wildlife Victoria’s headquarters in Abbotsford to meet volunteers and tour the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service call centre. Calls relating to sick or injured wildlife have more than doubled […]

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Recruitment Drive To Boost Forest Firefighter Numbers

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 forest firefighters for summer to help keep Victorians safe in the upcoming fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced applications have now opened for men and women to join Forest Fire Management Victoria as a seasonal project firefighter. The recruitment drive will boost […]

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Helping Volunteers Keep Port Phillip Bay Healthy

Volunteers improving the health of Port Phillip Bay have received a funding boost to deliver 27 new projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The latest round of the Labor Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will see volunteer-based community and environmental groups share in almost $830,000 to protect the health of Port Phillip Bay […]

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Victoria’s Largest Solar Farm Up And Running

Victoria’s largest solar farm is now fully operational and powering Melbourne’s tram network, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today official opened Neoen’s 128 megawatt (MW) Numurkah Solar Farm, which received funding under the Labor Government’s Solar Trams Initiative. The Numurkah Solar Farm is […]

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Funding Boost To Care For Victorian Coastlines

Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has funded 28 community groups – supporting the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of coastline. The Program helps deliver small scale community […]

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Opening A New Recycling Facility In Melbourne’s West

A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Australian Paper Recovery’s $2.5 million paper sorting facility in Truganina. The Labor Government provided $475,000 in funding to […]

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Half Price Fees See Camping Surge Over The School Holidays

The Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to camping fees have driven a surge in camping, with bookings more than doubling at campsites across Victoria over the school holidays. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that there has been a 63 per cent increase in bookings at Parks Victoria campsites since 1 […]

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