Topic: Environment

Funding Boost For Local Recycling Facility

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $1.1 million to fast-track industry-upgrade projects in Victoria’s recycling sector. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that three recycling companies would share in the funding to help improve the quality of processed materials. The Recycling Industry Transition Support fund is designed to boost the sector’s capacity […]

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New Appointments To Waste And Resource Recovery Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed 25 directors to Victoria’s seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups. The Waste and Resource Recovery Groups are implementing the Labor Government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan with local councils across Victoria. The 25 directors, including nine reappointments, commenced their roles on 1 August. The directors bring a broad range of […]

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100 New Seasonal Rangers To Protect Victoria’s Wilderness

The Andrews Labor Government will fund the biggest recruitment of seasonal park rangers in Victoria’s history to protect the state’s natural wonders over the busy summer period. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.8 million for Parks Victoria to hire 100 seasonal park rangers – tripling the annual recruitment. The program will boost local […]

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Belfast Reserve Management Plan Released

The Andrews Labor Government has released a management plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve that will better regulate dog-walking and commercial horse training along the coastline. Key features of the 15-year management plan include: a ‘Conservation Zone’ prohibiting horse riding and dog-walking a ‘Conservation and Recreation Zone’ allowing on-leash dog walking and recreational horse riding […]

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Feral Cats Declared As A Pest Animal In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to protect Victoria’s precious biodiversity and threatened wildlife by declaring the feral cat as an established pest animal. The declaration applies to areas of Crown land managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, Phillip Island Nature Parks, and Victoria’s four Alpine Resorts. Feral cat […]

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The Inner West To Have Their Say On Air Quality

The Andrews Labor Government is giving locals the opportunity to provide input into future improvements for air quality in the inner west. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today announced the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group. The Reference Group will investigate air quality […]

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More Funding For Victoria’s Landcare Groups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $2 million in funding for Victoria’s Landcare and other environmental volunteers in the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants program. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to welcome the establishment of a new Landcare group in Whittlesea and to announce successful […]

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Delivering A New Plan For The Future Of Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a new plan for the future of recycling to strengthen the sector. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a $37 million package that will increase the quality of recycled materials in Victoria and develop new markets for them. The Recycling Industry Strategic Plan is […]

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New Chapter For The Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the members of a new independent body to manage the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve. The Caulfield Trust will focus on improving public access and use of the Reserve, while ensuring the Caulfield Racecourse continues to be one of Australia’s premier racing facilities. In September 2017 – on the recommendation of […]

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High-Tech Compost Plant A Step Closer For Morwell

A proposal to develop a best practice regional composting facility near Morwell has received a $500,000 boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the $5 million project today, which will use an enclosed tunnel system for the composting of food and organic green […]

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