Topic: Environment

New Electronic Tracking System For Waste Sector

Chemical waste will be electronically monitored from July this year, under an Andrews Labor Government crackdown on the illegal storage of hazardous material. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will invest $5.5 million to switch to a fully GPS electronic tracking system to better record […]

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New And Improved Picnic Grounds For Badger Weir

Visitors to Badger Weir in the Yarra Ranges National Park now have access to new and improved picnic grounds thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially reopened the site, which received a $1.69 million funding boost from the Labor Government. The […]

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Consultation On Draft Barmah Plan Begins

Victorians can now have their say on the future of the Barmah National Park with the release of the draft four-year strategic plan for public consultation. Strategic Action Plan: Protection of floodplain marshes in Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest Ramsar site (2019-2023) outlines management strategies to improve the health of the internationally significant floodplain […]

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Reducing Food Waste In Victoria’s Hospitality Industry

The Victorian hospitality industry now has access to a free program to help reduce commercial food waste, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is investing $500,000 in the Love Food Hate Waste Business pilot program to help hospitality businesses reduce the environmental and financial impact of food waste […]

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New Solar Project To Deliver Energy Savings For Bendigo

Bendigo residents are taking control of their energy costs with rooftop solar for local sporting facilities, thanks to community fundraising and support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today officially launched the Eaglehawk Badminton and Table Tennis Stadium solar project. […]

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Funding Boost For Recycling Recovery Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and councils to improve their recycling practices and expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today officially launched Repurpose It’s new $8.5 million washing plant facility in Epping – which will recover and treat materials previously […]

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New Website Unearths Victoria’s Past To Protect Our Future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new online tool to help Victorians identify and investigate the quality of land and groundwater on their properties. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Victoria Unearthed site would help property owners identify past uses of their land, to help them better understand the […]

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Work Starts On The Mortlake South Wind Farm

Work is underway to build Victoria’s latest wind farm, including a Victorian-first underground transmission line which will set new best-practice for connecting clean energy projects to the national grid. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site south of Mortlake today to announce that construction has commenced on the $275 […]

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Illegal Reptile Smuggling Syndicate Busted In Melbourne

Raids have been carried out across Melbourne this morning busting an illegal reptile smuggling ring attempting to sell Australian lizards on the black market overseas. More than 150 lizards have been seized since the brazen operation was discovered in June 2018 by Australia Post and Australian Border Force – with a total estimated street value […]

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Grants Open To Protect The Health Of Port Phillip Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a healthier Port Phillip Bay – benefiting Victorians and tourists, as well as protecting one of the state’s most important ecosystems. The final round of the Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) in now open, with $850,000 of funding available for projects which are contributing to the health of the […]

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