Topic: Environment

Boosting Organic Recycling In Macedon

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding their kerbside organic waste collection to include food organics and diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited the Romsey Transfer Station in Macedon Ranges to announce $182,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Northern Victoria Region

Driving Jobs In Regional Victoria With Waste To Energy

A waste to energy facility in Creswick is transforming organic waste and boosting local job and business opportunities, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.   A biodigester that turns organic waste into valuable products in Creswick is helping to remove waste from the environment while creating opportunities for new jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Western Victoria Region

Cutting Emissions And Energy Bills At Museums Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has completed an ambitious $11 million project to boost energy efficiency and drive down energy costs at buildings managed by Museums Victoria. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio have toured the roof of Melbourne Museum, where hundreds of solar panels have been installed […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

ResourceSmart Schools Awards Entries Open

Victorian schools leading the way in minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change are set to be recognised as part of the 2020 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged all schools across the state to enter Victoria’s largest sustainability awards for schools. The 2020 categories are: […]

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

Driving More Visitors To Enjoy Victoria’s Great Outdoors

The Andrews Labor Government’s is upgrading camp sites and 4WD tracks across Victoria to get more people out and about in our great outdoors. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in the Howqua Hills in Victoria’s High Country to announce $10.5 million to upgrade seven of the state’s iconic 4WD drive […]

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

Protecting The Iconic Great Ocean Road

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering once in a generation reforms to protect Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road. New legislation has been introduced into the Victorian Parliament that will reform the management of the Great Ocean Road and its landscapes for future generations. The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019 establishes dedicated management […]

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

Victoria Leads Call For Urgent Waste Funding From Feds

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an urgent national funding plan to ensure the states are ready for the waste export ban when it is implemented next year. The National Meeting of Environment Ministers in Adelaide today reached an agreement to ban the export of particular categories of waste from 1 July 2020 with […]

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

Securing The Future For Forestry Industry Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has today acted to ensure a long-term and sustainable future for Victoria’s forestry industry – and for the Victorian workers who rely on it. As Australian Paper moves away from using native timber in its paper production and with a reduction in available native timber resources due to fire and wildlife […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Enable Wins Major Premier’s Sustainability Award

Enable Social Enterprises has taken out top honours at the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for helping disadvantaged jobseekers connect with their community and environment to gain employment. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio presented the Premier’s Recognition Award to Enable at a ceremony in Melbourne last night for its work in creating employment pathways while diverting […]

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

Funding Boost To Close The Loop On Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is kick-starting the development of new ways to use recycled materials and reduce waste. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Green Bear Recycling’s resource recovery facility in Tottenham, which converts construction waste from housing into materials that can be used to build houses – creating a closed loop. The facility […]

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