Topic: Environment

Helping Communities Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping community groups protect the future of Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2 million for 2018 Community & Volunteer Action Grants, and $116,000 for 2018 Crowdfunding Grants under the Biodiversity On-ground Action Initiative. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 are […]

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

Stepping In To Support Industry And Councils With Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to help councils and industry affected by China’s decision to stop the import of low quality mixed recyclable materials. The Labor Government will provide a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste. The assistance will support all councils […]

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

Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be awarded as part of the $1 million Social Impact Investment […]

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

Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm is powering ahead, with up to three turbines to be erected each week until completion thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy policy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the new windfarm near Colac today, which is set to begin […]

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

Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package to around 50,000 people who lost power on the day […]

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

Gippsland Study To Help Grow Jobs And Fight Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Kiata Wind Farm To Strengthen Victoria’s Energy Network

A new wind farm in Western Victoria will power more than 20,000 households as part of a jobs boom in Western Victoria with six projects underway or proposed in the area. These include Stockyard Hill, Lal Lal, Moorabool, Dundonnell, Murra Warra and the Bulgana Green Power Hub – Stawell Nectar Farms. Minister for Energy, Environment […]

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Improving Emergency Response Capability In Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is improving emergency response capability in Western Victoria with the opening of the new incident control centre at Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Natimuk Road depot. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened the multi-agency response facility with the latest design and compliance standards – providing more […]

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Point Nepean Master Plan Released

The Andrews Labor Government will employ new staff and introduce new camping areas as part of the final master plan for the Point Nepean National Park. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change today visited Point Nepean to release the final master plan to guide the future development of the area. The final plan is […]

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Draft Management Plan For Belfast Coastal Reserve

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on a draft plan to protect the Belfast Coastal Reserve while maintaining recreational activities. The draft coastal management plan proposes two zones within the Belfast Coastal Reserve to ensure conservation of its unique environment as well as low-impact recreational use. A ‘Conservation Zone’ would cover a central […]

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