Topic: Environment

Managing Country Together With Traditional Owners

The Victorian Government has announced a major funding boost to improve management of Victoria’s parks, reserves and natural resources, working in partnership with Traditional Owners. Working with both the Gurnaikurnai people and the Yorta Yorta people, the Government will invest $7.5 million to deliver joint management plans across 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland, as […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Unique Coastline

The Victorian Government is protecting the future of our state’s precious coastline with more than $11 million for maintenance and erosion management projects. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the works will help to address the climate challenges of rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Three million dollars will go towards […]

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New Parks To Green Our Growing Suburbs

More than 20 new pocket parks and off-leash dog parks will be created in built-up suburbs, giving families across Melbourne more green, open space to enjoy. The value of local parkland has been brought into sharp relief over the past few months, as Victorians have stayed home to slow the spread of coronavirus and save […]

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Investing In Renewables To Keep Energy Bills Low

The Victorian Government has announced a suite of renewable energy projects that will create jobs, save Victorians money and help reduce emissions. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled a $15.3 million package of investments that build on the Government’s Solar Homes program, which is installing solar panels on […]

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot Back From Brink Of Extinction

One of the state’s most endangered native animals has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to a conservation program backed by the Victorian Government. The re-establishment of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot on Phillip Island is the first time in Victorian history a species declared extinct in the wild has had its decline […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Much Loved Wildlife Attractions

The Victorian Government is giving some of the state‘s favourite wildlife attractions a financial lifeline to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic and save nearly 800 jobs. Zoos Victoria’s three sites – Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary – and Phillip Island Nature Parks will share in $14 million to ensure […]

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Endangered Orange-Bellied Parrots Released

Critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrots have been released into the wild, as part of an innovative trial funded by the Victorian Government to save the species from extinction. With less than 50 adult Orange-bellied Parrots remaining in the wild, the four-year Mainland Release Trial aims to increase the size of the birds’ population in conjunction with […]

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Biggest Ever Coastcare Victoria Grants Now Open

In celebration of Coastcare Victoria’s 25th year, the Andrews Labor Government is providing more funds and larger grants to Victorian community groups through the Coastcare Community Grants Program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications for the 2020 program are now open. Grants up to $30,000 are available for […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Marine And Coastal Environments

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria’s precious marine and coastal environments are properly managed and protected for the future with the launch of its new Marine and Coastal Policy. The new Marine and Coastal Policy provides a modern and balanced framework to ensure these areas continue to be enjoyed for generations to come through […]

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Brazilian Renewable Energy Company Chooses Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is adding to Victoria’s renewable energy credentials with one of Brazil’s leading renewable energy consultancies to establish its Australian/New Zealand HQ in Melbourne. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Dimopoulos today announced that energy services firm Grupo Energia will create up […]

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