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Applications Now Open For Half-Price Solar Panel Rebates

Victorians keen to reduce their power bills can now apply for 50 per cent rebates on solar panel installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible Victorian households who installed solar panels on or after 19 August can now apply for a rebate to cover half the […]

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Mount Tarrengower Tower Upgrade On Schedule

The Andrews Labor Government is improving conditions for fire lookout observers by upgrading Mt Tarrengower Lookout tower. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the lookout today to get an update on the progress of works at the Tower and its fire observer cabin. Works on the tower began […]

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Victoria Forces Retailers To Come Clean With Consumers

Energy retailers will be required to advise consumers on the best energy offer available to them under strong new rules announced today. The changes are the result of the independent review of the Victorian retail energy market commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government to drive down energy prices for Victorian households and businesses. The Review […]

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Building Victoria’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

The Andrews Labor Government will help fund Victoria’s largest virtual power plant, as part of a major investment in microgrid technology across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that $4.5 million would be provided to Origin Energy to develop a $20 million cloud-based project that will distribute power from up to 650 customers […]

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More Funding For Community Landcare Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $2.8 million to help support community volunteers and young people protecting Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward at Eltham Woods Preschool to announce 180 successful grant recipients across Victoria. As part of the 2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, […]

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Landmark Plan To Guide Victorian Parks And Reserves

The Andrews Labor Government will work with Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners to jointly manage 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland as part of Victoria’s first Joint Management Plan (JMP). Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners today launched the JMP, which will deliver opportunities for knowledge sharing, employment and education, and improve park visitor […]

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Statement On VEAC Central West Investigation

The Andrews Labor Government thanks VEAC for their work to date on their Central West Investigation and notes the release of their draft recommendations into these areas of public land. These forests and reserves have been loved over many years for walking, camping, and other recreational pursuits, and under a re-elected Labor Government they’ll continue […]

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Major Funding Boost To Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver almost $35 million in grants for targeted, grassroots biodiversity action as part of the biggest funding boost in Victoria’s history. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled funding for 89 new biodiversity and marine environment projects today to mark the start of Biodiversity Month. Eighty-five of the projects are focused […]

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New Microgrid Funding For Multi-Tenanted Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government is helping households and businesses in multi-tenanted buildings cut their energy costs through a new investment in microgrid projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was at Brunswick Town Hall today to announce a $980,000 grant towards the Ovida Community Energy Hub project, as part of the Labor Government’s statewide Microgrid Demonstration […]

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World Leading Environment Protection For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws that strengthen the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – giving the regulator the powers and tools it needs to stop pollution and protect Victoria’s environment. The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018, which passed the Victorian Parliament today, transforms environment protection laws to focus on prevention, rather than responding […]

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