Topic: Environment

Tackling Food Waste: It’s A Job For Every Victorian

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Victorians to tackle food waste at home and in their local communities. The Federal Government today announced a new national strategy to slash food waste as part of the first National Food Waste Summit. Victoria is already leading the way in food waste initiatives – with the Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Clean Energy Solar Project To Meet Renewable Target

Construction is underway for the Black Rock Solar Project as Geelong’s Barwon Water moves towards operating solely by renewable energy by 2025. The construction of the $3.4 million solar project is now underway, which will see more than 2,800 panels installed to generate around 1.3 gigawatt hours of electricity a year, supplying about 13 per […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

A New Parkland Precinct To Transform Olinda

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Olinda families and visitors the community parkland they deserve, transforming a former golf course into a new public precinct. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced more than $4.72 million for the Olinda Precinct Project. This picturesque site, which […]

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State-Of-The-Art Tanker Joins Victoria’s Firefighting Fleet

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a new fleet of state-of-the-art heavy tanker firefighting trucks ahead of the upcoming summer fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new fleet of ‘Unimogs’ is part of the Labor Government’s $32 million upgrade of Victorian firefighting vehicles. The Unimog is an […]

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Supporting A Safer, Healthier Port Phillip Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a healthier Port Phillip Bay to benefit Victorians and tourists, and protect one of the state’s most important ecosystems. Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited a beach renourishment project in Sandringham to launch the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-2027. The Plan will […]

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Soaking Up Knowledge To Boost Liveability In China

China is showcasing Victorian water-sensitive urban design and investing in local businesses to build ‘Sponge Cities’ which will be designed to reduce flooding, improve water quality and reuse storm and wastewater. The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening bonds with China through partnerships with the Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces to share Victorian expertise about water management […]

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Victoria Leading Charge Against Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victoria at the forefront of global efforts to tackle climate change, with our world-leading legislation taking centre stage today at a public forum. Speaking at the forum at Parliament House, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio thanked everyone who contributed to the new legislation and reiterated […]

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New Laws To Protect Recreational And Aboriginal Water

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new legislation to enshrine recreational and Aboriginal water values into law for the first time across Victoria. The Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Bill will enact key parts of the Labor Government’s water plan – Water for Victoria. This includes embedding recreational and Indigenous values into the decision-making of […]

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Applications Open For New Environment Protection Board

Expressions of interest are open for the new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Governing Board, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with major reforms that will improve Victoria’s environment and protect the community. The Governing Board will lead EPA Victoria through the transition to new governance arrangements and implement the Labor Government’s response to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

New Technologies To Recover Energy From Waste

The Andrews Labor Government has released a discussion paper on converting waste to energy to support the development of new technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio released the paper today during a visit to Shepparton, where she also announced five grants from the […]

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