Topic: Environment

Victoria Powering Ahead With VRET

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy targets passed the Legislative Council late this afternoon. The Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017 enshrines ambitious new renewable energy targets for Victoria of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025 in law. These targets will cut the average cost of power for Victorians […]

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Banning Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the Labor Government would consult closely with businesses and the community on how best to implement the policy. Experience in other jurisdictions shows that banning lightweight plastics ban can lead to undesirable results, including increased use […]

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Drought-Proofing Facilities For Stronger Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building drought resilience in Maryborough by investing in alternative water supplies to ensure local sport and recreation facilities have access to water all year round. Minister for Water Lisa Neville inspected the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre Rainwater Harvesting Project today after it received a $34,000 grant from the Labor […]

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Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Portland today to announce that First Australians Capital have been appointed to deliver the Aboriginal Tourism Product Development Planning Project. The project will be led by Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism […]

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Fire Action Week: Stay Safe This Fire Season

Victoria’s firefighters are getting the support they need to keep the community safe this fire season, with Fire Action Week kicking off today. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to launch the annual fire-planning and preparation week and urge Victorians to prepare early for […]

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Turning On The Tap: New Pipeline For Farming Businesses

More than 80 landowners without access to a steady water supply will be given much needed respite with the opening of the first stage of the South West Loddon Pipeline Project. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today visited the region to meet with local farmers to open the first completed stage of the project, which […]

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Early Work Set To Begin On Shipwreck Coast Master Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is improving one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations with $5 million to implement early works on the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan –  the Great South Coast Regional Partnership’s top priority. Visiting the Twelve Apostles today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said maximising tourism opportunities was key to the […]

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Water Security For East Grampians Farmers And Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is considering a proposal to connect water to rural farms and properties severely impacted by decade-long drought as part of a potential pipeline project across south-west Victoria. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today welcomed the final business case for the East Grampians Water Supply Project submitted by Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water, […]

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Funding Boost For Tower Hill Visitor Centre

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $92,000 in infrastructure improvements at Tower Hill to attract more visitors, boost local jobs and give more people the opportunity to explore the ancient volcano and nature reserve.    Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Tower Hill in Koroit today to announce funding for Worn Gundidj […]

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Help Name Victoria’s Youngest Lion Cubs

Victorians will have a rare opportunity to choose the names of four new lion cubs at the Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Lion Pride. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio met the eight-week old cubs today, kick-starting a vote to name the protected African lions. The cubs will start venturing out on display […]

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