Topic: Environment

Funding Boost To Revitalise The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the biggest funding boost to Victoria’s treasured Royal Botanic Gardens in more than 20 years. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled a $27 million funding package over five years for the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) to revitalise its Melbourne and Cranbourne gardens. The funding will create 18 new […]

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Tougher Laws To Protect Victoria’s Environment

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) the powers and tools it needs to stop pollution in its tracks. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio introduced the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 into Parliament to deliver on the final stages of the Labor Government’s transformation of the EPA. In an Australian first, […]

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Recycling Boost For Regional And Rural Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a major recycling boost to local councils and businesses in regional and rural Victoria. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.2 million in funding for 13 recycling projects as part of the second round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The projects, worth more than $47 million, are […]

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Construction Begins On Australia’s Largest Wind Farm

Construction has begun on the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, which will see Western Victoria become home to Australia’s biggest wind farm generating enough electricity to power more than 340,000 households. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today visited the massive wind farm project near Beaufort to mark the start of construction. The […]

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More Funding For Volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitators

The Andrews Labor Government has provided Victoria’s wildlife rehabilitators with a further $170,000 in funding to help them care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the more than 100 successful applicants for the 2017/18 Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants, who each received up to $2,000. The grants recognise the important […]

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New Screening Process For Contaminated Land

The Andrews Labor Government is trialling a more efficient approach for assessing potentially contaminated land in Victoria. The 18-month Preliminary Risk Screen pilot will test and refine a faster and more cost-effective approach to assessing sites that have a low to medium potential for contamination. Currently a complete environmental audit is required when land is […]

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Greater Protection For The Alpine National Park

The Andrews Labor Government has released a long-term plan to protect the Alpine National Park from the threat of feral horses. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Protection of the Alpine National Park – Feral Horse Strategic Plan 2018-2021, which is backed by extensive scientific evidence and community consultation. There are an estimated […]

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Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio launched the fund today, which is open to Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, scouts, guides and youth groups. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available […]

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Wonwondah Wind Farm To Power Western Victoria

A new 40 MW wind farm in Western Victoria that will power more than 25,000 households as part of the ongoing renewable energy jobs boom in Western Victoria has been given the crucial sign-off. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the approval of a thirteen-turbine facility near Wonwondah North. The wind farm will be […]

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New Fund To Develop Markets For Recyclables

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new $2.5 million fund to help develop markets for Victoria’s recyclable waste, and boost research and development into recycling. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Resource Recovery Market Development Fund in Craigieburn, where major road builder Downer is trialling an asphalt mix containing recycled plastic bags, […]

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