Topic: Environment

Tackling Invasive Species Head-On

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect vulnerable native flora and fauna from invasive animals in Victorian parks and forests. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today released the Labor Government’s response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the control of invasive animals on Crown land. The Labor Government supports 29 […]

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

Protecting Victoria’s Marine And Coastal Environment

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new legislation to provide a better future for Victoria’s coastal and marine environments. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today introduced the Marine and Coastal Bill 2017, which will deliver a simpler, more integrated and coordinated approach to how we plan and manage our unique and […]

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Funding Boost To Protect Victoria’s Iconic Wetlands

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $2 million to better protect and manage Victoria’s 11 iconic and internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands. Ramsar sites are wetlands that are listed as having international importance under the Ramsar Convention, an international wetland treaty. Sites across the state will receive funding through local Catchment Management Authorities with the funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Stronger, Fairer And More Transparent Native Vegetation Rules

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on an election commitment to improve native vegetation removal regulations which are fairer and better protect sensitive native vegetation. Extensive stakeholders and community consultation was integral to the review of the native vegetation removal regulations, including a stakeholder reference group that provided valuable advice on the issues and improvements […]

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

Applications Open For Coastcare Grants

Applications are now open for the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program, which supports community efforts to protect Victoria’s 2,000 kilometres of coastline. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today called on community groups to apply for funding that will help conserve, restore and rehabilitate Victoria’s coastal and marine environments. $250,000 will […]

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Strengthening Air Monitoring In The Latrobe Valley

New air monitoring equipment is being trialled for six weeks in the Latrobe Valley to provide more information about air quality and improve the Environment Protection Authority’s ability to locate and watch smoke plumes. EPA is currently testing smoke and gas sensors at its Traralgon station and the equipment will also measure sulphur dioxide – […]

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

Welcoming More Rangers To Parks Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is improving Victoria’s parks with the induction of 53 new Parks Victoria rangers to be assigned across Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio attended the induction at Inverloch – with the new rangers set to provide a vital boost to jobs and the local economy. The Labor […]

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Removing E-Waste From Landfill For Good

The Andrews Labor Government is reducing the impact of e-waste through a new centre at Officer in Melbourne’s outer south-east. The new facility is expected to process 1,000 tonnes of e-waste in the first year with capacity to divert 5,000 tonnes from landfill. The Labor Government has invested $500,000 in Social Enterprise Outlook Environmental to […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Coastal Champions

The Victorian Coastal Council has opened nominations for the 2018 Victorian Coastal Awards and is urging anyone who knows someone who has made a real difference to Victoria’s coastal and marine areas to nominate them. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the people and […]

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Protecting Wetlands Across The Bellarine Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new draft plan and continuing to invest to protect wetland areas along Port Phillip Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan will provide greater protections to ensure the environmentally significant wetlands are properly cared for. The draft […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water, Western Victoria Region