Topic: Environment

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 […]

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

Victorian Innovators Lead Climate Change Action

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering action on climate change by helping Victorian organisations lead the development of new ideas to help Victoria reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 24 successful recipients of $4.3 million in Climate Change Innovation grants. The […]

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

Kangaroo Pet Food Trial Extended

Victoria’s kangaroo pet food trial has been extended for another year to provide greater certainty for the industry and provide time to assess the program over a longer period. The trial began 2014, to determine the effectiveness of pet food processing as a means to reduce waste of carcasses of kangaroos controlled under the Authority […]

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Lower Power Bills For Schools In Victoria

One hundred Victorian government schools will take part in the Greener Government School Buildings Pilot Program creating lower energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. The Andrews Labor Government program supports schools to introduce cost saving measures such as solar energy systems and lighting upgrades, and helps them be more efficient by running energy audits. This […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Certainty For Workers And The Future Of Our Forests

The Andrews Labor Government is modernising the state’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) to support jobs and improve the long-term management of Victoria’s forests. The Labor Government announced today that the East Gippsland, Central Highlands and North East RFAs will be extended until 2020, when the West Victoria RFA and Gippsland RFAs are due to expire. […]

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

Managing Energy Costs And Securing Jobs For Benalla

The Andrews Labor Government is helping a family owned Benalla manufacturer manage its energy costs, boost its productivity and secure local jobs. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes visited D & R Henderson today to announce Labor Government support that will help the company commission a $1.3 million upgrade […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018

Entries in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards – which recognise individuals, communities, organisations and businesses that are leading the way to a sustainable future – have been officially opened. The 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards categories are: Built Environment Community Education Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Government Health Innovative Products or Services Small and Medium Enterprises […]

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Landfill Levy Waived For Bushfire Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has waived the landfill levy to help Victorians in the south west recover from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that the EPA will work with local councils and landfill operators in the Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne and Southern Grampians council areas to apply the […]

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Strengthening Partnerships With Environmental Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening partnerships and supporting local environmental volunteers through the Community Skills Development Grants. The grants provide an opportunity for groups and networks to access funding to support their planning, leadership and information-sharing to boost their ability to help protect our environment. Speaking at the Victorian Environment Friends Network – Yarra […]

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Helping Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting dozens of regional projects that will help protect Victoria’s rich biodiversity. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.7 million for 67 new targeted, projects that will help regional agencies and government partners work together to improve biodiversity. The projects are funded through the Labor Government’s […]

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