Topic: Environment

Jump-Start To Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The Andrews Labor Government will help develop Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations in regional Victoria, using local expertise and businesses. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Australian business Chargefox will receive $1 million to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in Euroa and Barnawartha North. Chargefox has made an electric vehicle charge […]

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New Campaign To Help Victorians Cut Plastic Pollution

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to encourage Victorians to use reusable shopping bags, ahead of a 2019 ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Better Bag Habits campaign, to remind Victorians to remember their ‘Bag, Wallet, Keys and Phone’ when leaving the house. Research […]

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Building More Efficient Homes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has announced three building companies will develop energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable homes for sale in Melbourne’s high-growth suburbs. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.18 million for Stockland, Metricon Homes and SJD Homes as part of a Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot designed to encourage the construction of high-quality, energy-efficient houses. […]

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Protecting The Future Of Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock and the East Paddock will be protected for local communities and the next generation of Victorians, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Under Labor, $3 million will kickstart the implementation of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan, a document developed in cooperation with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council and designed to protect this world-renowned […]

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Fracking Ban A Win For Farming And Tourism

Local farmers, tourism operators and the Barwon community continue to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban ‘fracking’, and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Treasurer and Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today joined locals at Mt Duneed Winery, near Geelong, to meet those celebrating the second anniversary of […]

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Major Investment In Great Otway National Park

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $2.5 million to improve visitor facilities at three popular sites within the Great Otway National Park. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that Maits Rest, Melba Gully and the Cape Otway Lightstation will benefit from upgrades that will be delivered by Parks Victoria in 2019. The investment comes […]

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Recovery Plan For Stony Creek

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $1 million to restore Stony Creek following the factory fire in Footscray West in late August. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the funding today, which will deliver a range of actions to clean-up the creek. These […]

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New Wye River CFA Station Benefiting The Whole Community

The Wye River and Otway communities affected by the 2015 Christmas Day bushfire will benefit from a range of recovery works funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opened the upgraded CFA station at Wye River this afternoon and met community representatives to announce further funding of $3.4 million to […]

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Applications Now Open For Half-Price Solar Panel Rebates

Victorians keen to reduce their power bills can now apply for 50 per cent rebates on solar panel installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible Victorian households who installed solar panels on or after 19 August can now apply for a rebate to cover half the […]

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Gippsland Celebrates Two Year Anniversary Of Fracking Ban

The Gippsland community has celebrated the second anniversary of the Andrew Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban fracking and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Gippsland locals at Prom Country Cheese in Moyarra to celebrate […]

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