Topic: Environment

World-Class Bike Trail Opens In Harcourt

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering new world-class bike trails in regional Victoria with the opening of the La Larr Ba Guawa Park in Harcourt – just in time for the Labour Day long weekend. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Bendigo […]

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

Architects Appointed For Stage One Of Shipwreck Coast

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on and delivering a new and improved Shipwreck Coast with the appointment of architects to undertake the design of Stage One of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan. Denton Corker Marshall is one of the world’s leading design practices, having designed the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, and the Museum […]

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World First Guthega Skink Bred In Captivity

Healesville Sanctuary Threatened Species Keepers are celebrating the birth of a Guthega Skink – the first ever born in captivity. It has taken scientists six years to breed this endangered alpine species, which is being cared for in a special breeding facility at Healesville Sanctuary. The Skink will take about two years to reach maturity […]

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New Vertical Farm For CERES Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is helping CERES establish a new indoor vertical farm at its Preston depot and expand its organic food delivery service. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that CERES is the latest social enterprise to receive funding through the $1 million Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program. […]

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

Helping Volunteers Monitor Victoria’s Rich Marine Parks

A new app will help volunteers and citizen scientists better monitor Victoria’s unique marine life. The new Sea Search app collects valuable information on Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries, and allows the community to get involved in studying Victorian waters. The app is a new, interactive approach for people who are interested in science […]

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Helping Communities Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping community groups protect the future of Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2 million for 2018 Community & Volunteer Action Grants, and $116,000 for 2018 Crowdfunding Grants under the Biodiversity On-ground Action Initiative. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 are […]

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Stepping In To Support Industry And Councils With Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to help councils and industry affected by China’s decision to stop the import of low quality mixed recyclable materials. The Labor Government will provide a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste. The assistance will support all councils […]

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Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be awarded as part of the $1 million Social Impact Investment […]

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Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm is powering ahead, with up to three turbines to be erected each week until completion thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy policy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the new windfarm near Colac today, which is set to begin […]

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Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package to around 50,000 people who lost power on the day […]

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