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News Measures To Protect Victoria’s Flora And Fauna

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new legislation to better protect biodiversity in Victoria. The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill 2018 modernises and strengthens the existing Act, which has been in place for nearly 30 years and no longer reflects current conservation knowledge and approaches to regulation. The Bill will: help prevent flora and […]

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New EPA Governance Board Finalised

Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the remaining appointments to the new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) governing board. The board members bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to their roles and will be pivotal to implementing the Andrews Labor Government’s EPA reform agenda. Chair of the governing board, Ms Cheryl Batagol, will […]

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More Funding For Coastal Environment Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $250,000 worth of grants to help volunteer groups working to protect and preserve Victoria’s coastline. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio announced the successful Coastcare Community Grant recipients at the Victorian Coastal Awards last night. Grants of up to $10,000 for one-year and $15,000 for two-year projects will be made […]

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Construction Begins On Bulgana Green Power Hub

Work has begun on the Bulgana Green Power Hub in Stawell, a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today turned the first sod on the project – which will create an estimated 1,300 jobs, including 270 direct ongoing jobs in the agricultural sector and 10 direct […]

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Boost For Landcare Grants Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping environmental groups protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment. Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that environmental volunteer groups can now access grants up to $20,000 as part of the 2018/19 Victorian Landcare Grants. The grants are available to Landcare, Friends of Coastcare and […]

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Protecting our environment for our future

Victorian families will be able to enjoy our state’s environment for generations to come, with new investments to address climate change and protect our natural habitat. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides $70.6 million for Parks Victoria, to improve the management of our state’s extensive public parks network, and the services provided to visitors. The funding […]

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Action Plan To Conserve Victoria’s Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is managing the impacts of wildlife on Victorians and protecting and conserving our unique biodiversity. The Living with Wildlife Action Plan aims to safeguard the conservation and protection of wildlife populations and wildlife welfare, and ensure the management of wildlife impacts is effective, sustainable and backed by science. Victoria’s native wildlife […]

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Helping Councils Manage E-waste

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading e-waste collection and storage facilities across Victoria to help them receive and safely manage increasing levels of e-waste. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited Australia’s first lithium and hand-held battery recycling facility at Envirostream Australia in Gisborne – announcing […]

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Joint Management Plan For Dja Dja Wurrung People

The Andrews Labor Government has released the first draft management plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung People – central to the cultural identity and well-being of Victorian Traditional Owner communities. The Draft plan translates the aspirations of the Dja Dja Wurrung People for their Country, and incorporates their traditional knowledge, culture and practices into the […]

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National Energy Guarantee Statement

The Andrews Labor Government has today agreed that the Energy Security Board progress development of the detailed design of the National Energy Guarantee for determination by the Energy Council at its August 2018 meeting. Victoria will ensure that the NEG framework will not compromise the implementation of our emissions reduction and renewable energy targets. Victoria […]

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