Topic: Environment

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 […]

Categories: Minister for Planning, Ministers, Western Victoria Region

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, […]

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

News Measures To Protect Victoria’s Flora And Fauna

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new legislation to better protect biodiversity in Victoria. The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Bill 2018 modernises and strengthens the existing Act, which has been in place for nearly 30 years and no longer reflects current conservation knowledge and approaches to regulation. The Bill will: help prevent flora and […]

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New EPA Governance Board Finalised

Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the remaining appointments to the new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) governing board. The board members bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to their roles and will be pivotal to implementing the Andrews Labor Government’s EPA reform agenda. Chair of the governing board, Ms Cheryl Batagol, will […]

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Supporting Eco Tourism On The Great Ocean Road

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in an eco-tourism project on the Great Ocean Road to broaden the range of experiences and encourage visitors to stay longer in one of the state’s most beautiful destinations. In Apollo Bay today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a $1.5 million grant to the Conservation Ecology Centre’s […]

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More Funding For Coastal Environment Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $250,000 worth of grants to help volunteer groups working to protect and preserve Victoria’s coastline. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio announced the successful Coastcare Community Grant recipients at the Victorian Coastal Awards last night. Grants of up to $10,000 for one-year and $15,000 for two-year projects will be made […]

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