Topic: Environment

Premier’s Sustainability Award Finalists Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has announced 33 finalists in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, selected from the largest number of entries in the awards’ 17-year history. The high-profile awards program recognises and celebrates individuals, communities, organisations, governments and businesses across Victoria that are leading in sustainable innovation and practices. This year’s finalists across eleven […]

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens In Torquay

A new electric vehicle fast charging station will boost tourism and make it quicker and easier for drivers to explore Victoria’s Surf Coast thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the new Chargefox ultra-rapid charging station at the RACV’s Torquay resort. Powered by […]

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More Rebates, More Savings And A Safer Solar Industry

More than 23,000 extra Victorian households will benefit from solar energy rebates in the coming year, with the Andrews Labor Government making a major boost to its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the extra rebates for the 2019/20 financial year, which will be released fortnightly, rather than monthly. […]

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More Support For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to support Victoria’s recycling sector, with a $10 million loan to SKM’s receivers KordaMentha to help clean-up SKM sites and resume waste processing. At the same time the Government is beginning the process to overhaul kerbside recycling. The $10 million loan will help clear waste stockpiles and […]

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More Renewable Energy To Boost Jobs And Cut Power Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting renewable energy in Victoria – creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate increasing Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50 per cent by 2030 – as promised at last […]

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Delivering Clean Energy For The Natimuk Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Natimuk – a small Victorian wheat belt town – to reach its goal of being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by building its own community owned solar farm. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a funding grant of $339,000 to bring to […]

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More Funding For Injured Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is helping protect Victoria’s injured wildlife with $470,000 in funding to support wildlife rescue volunteers. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Wildlife Victoria’s headquarters in Abbotsford to meet volunteers and tour the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service call centre. Calls relating to sick or injured wildlife have more than doubled […]

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Recruitment Drive To Boost Forest Firefighter Numbers

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 forest firefighters for summer to help keep Victorians safe in the upcoming fire season. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced applications have now opened for men and women to join Forest Fire Management Victoria as a seasonal project firefighter. The recruitment drive will boost […]

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Helping Volunteers Keep Port Phillip Bay Healthy

Volunteers improving the health of Port Phillip Bay have received a funding boost to deliver 27 new projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The latest round of the Labor Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will see volunteer-based community and environmental groups share in almost $830,000 to protect the health of Port Phillip Bay […]

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Happy Feet As New Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Opens

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the future of one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, the iconic Phillip Island Penguin Parade, with a new $58.2 million visitor centre opening today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio to launch the award-winning facility, which replaces the existing centre built […]

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