Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Boost For Victoria’s Renewable Energy Powerhouse

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 to help transition one of Victoria’s strongest renewable energy regions towards a thriving low-carbon economy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in Ballarat today to announce that Grampians New Energy Taskforce (GNeT) will use the funding to develop a roadmap to transition the region […]

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New Technology Points To Bushfire Safety Breakthrough

A project funded by the Andrews Labor Government to help stop powerlines from sparking bushfires has had an early breakthrough. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio approved a $650,000 grant to Melbourne-based technology company IND Technology to fund its Early Fault Detection system (EFD) on the Victorian Electricity Network. One year into the two-year research trial, […]

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Delivering A New Plan For The Future Of Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a new plan for the future of recycling to strengthen the sector. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a $37 million package that will increase the quality of recycled materials in Victoria and develop new markets for them. The Recycling Industry Strategic Plan is […]

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New Chapter For The Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the members of a new independent body to manage the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve. The Caulfield Trust will focus on improving public access and use of the Reserve, while ensuring the Caulfield Racecourse continues to be one of Australia’s premier racing facilities. In September 2017 – on the recommendation of […]

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Latrobe Community Power Hub Launched

Residents in the City of Latrobe, Baw Baw and Wellington Shires can now buy locally-made solar hot water systems, thanks to an investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell to launch the Gippy Bulk Buy project, one of the first initiatives to be funded […]

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Solar Upgrade Boost For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will fund solar PV installations on 30 public buildings and sites in the Latrobe Valley to help reduce emissions at a local level. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell to announce the sites that will receive a variety of solar systems including panels, solar hot […]

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High-Tech Compost Plant A Step Closer For Morwell

A proposal to develop a best practice regional composting facility near Morwell has received a $500,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the $5 million project today, which will use an enclosed tunnel system for the composting of food and organic green […]

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Greater Protections And Benefits For Victorian Families

Victorians in apartments and communal properties will be granted new rights from 1 July 2018, thanks to reforms introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has given expanded powers to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to better protect customers living in high-rise apartments, retirement villages and caravan parks – as well as small […]

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Victoria Says No To Plastic Waste

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from 2019 to help protect our environment from plastic pollution. The ban will come into effect from late next year and will include all plastic shopping bags less than 35 microns in thickness – like those commonly used at supermarket checkouts. The ban will […]

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Funding Boost To Revitalise The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the biggest funding boost to Victoria’s treasured Royal Botanic Gardens in more than 20 years. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled a $27 million funding package over five years for the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) to revitalise its Melbourne and Cranbourne gardens. The funding will create 18 new […]

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