Topic: Environment

Enable Wins Major Premier’s Sustainability Award

Enable Social Enterprises has taken out top honours at the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for helping disadvantaged jobseekers connect with their community and environment to gain employment. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio presented the Premier’s Recognition Award to Enable at a ceremony in Melbourne last night for its work in creating employment pathways while diverting […]

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Funding Boost To Close The Loop On Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is kick-starting the development of new ways to use recycled materials and reduce waste. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Green Bear Recycling’s resource recovery facility in Tottenham, which converts construction waste from housing into materials that can be used to build houses – creating a closed loop. The facility […]

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$3 Billion In Power Bill Savings For Victorians

Victorian households and businesses have saved more than $3 billion on their power bills over the past 11 years through the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. The program helps cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and businesses access to discounted energy-efficient products and services. Accredited providers can assist in installing […]

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Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today – the first-time wind turbines have been assembled in Australia for […]

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Lara Waste Stockpile Clean Up Begins

The first truckloads of construction and demolition waste will be removed from the huge waste stockpile at Broderick Road in Lara this week – helping to protect the local community and environment. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Andrews Labor Government had stepped in to take over management of the […]

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Major Funding Boost For Landcare Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the volunteers who restore and protect our environment with $2.8 million in funding through the Victorian Landcare Grants program. The annual program delivers critical funding to those who make significant contributions caring for the environment through on-ground works, education and community projects. The grants will deliver 208 Landcare and […]

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Young Environmentalists Inspire Peers

More than 370 students from 14 schools across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond will gather for the eighth annual Kids Teaching Kids youth leadership conference at Point Nepean National Park this week. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Lily D’Ambrosio said Kids Teaching Kids Week was a fantastic opportunity for young people across Australia to […]

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Mountain Bikers Flock To Mount Alexander Region

More than 31,000 mountain bike riders have flocked to La Larr Ba Gauwa Park near Harcourt since the world-class facility opened in March 2018. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the park had provided a huge economic boost to the region, with visitors spending an estimated $1.6 million locally in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Northern Victoria Region

Premier’s Sustainability Award Finalists Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has announced 33 finalists in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, selected from the largest number of entries in the awards’ 17-year history. The high-profile awards program recognises and celebrates individuals, communities, organisations, governments and businesses across Victoria that are leading in sustainable innovation and practices. This year’s finalists across eleven […]

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens In Torquay

A new electric vehicle fast charging station will boost tourism and make it quicker and easier for drivers to explore Victoria’s Surf Coast thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the new Chargefox ultra-rapid charging station at the RACV’s Torquay resort. Powered by […]

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