Topic: Environment

New Rehab Bonds For Latrobe Valley Coal Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Latrobe Valley communities greater confidence in mine safety and rehabilitation by announcing new security bonds for the three local mine operators. The new bonds address recommendations from the reopened 2015/16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The Board of Inquiry found that current rehabilitation bonds for each coal mine were insufficient […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Handback Completed For Conservation Reserve

The first parcel of land for a new conservation reserve has been handed back to the public more than ten years ahead of schedule. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the return of around 1,200 hectares of land formerly leased by HVP Plantations in the ‘Cores and Links’ area of […]

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

Have Your Say On E-Waste Ban

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking community and industry input on the details of its proposed ban on e-waste from landfill-waste. Delivering on the Labor Government’s election commitment to ban e-waste from landfill, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched a public consultation on how the ban will be implemented. The […]

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

Funding Boost For Regional Waste Initiatives

Businesses and local government in regional Victoria will get a major infrastructure boost to help them drive economic growth, create jobs and keep problem waste products out of landfills. $5 million will go towards regional initiatives so groups can expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Round two of […]

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

Victoria Secures Basin Plan Win For Regional Communities

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s draft offset target of 605 GL to help deliver the Basin Plan without the Commonwealth having to buy back more water. Victoria has been a strong advocate for regional communities and a key proponent of 22 of the 36 offset projects which are designed to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Reducing Bushfire Risk For Healesville And Yarra Ranges

Communities in high-risk bushfire areas are safer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government burying powerlines to significantly reduce the risk to lives and property from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Healesville to view works being carried out as part of the Government’s $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety Program. […]

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

Victorian Coastal Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government has announced nearly $1 million in funding to improve the safety, access and amenity of Victorian coastal areas. The funding is part of the Coastal Public Access and Risk Program that provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local governments, to reduce coastal […]

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

Vietnamese Community Embracing Solar Power

The Vietnamese community are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF), after receiving a $100,000 grant to increase the up-take of solar panels. The Labor Government has announced that the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA), in collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation, would receive funding from the second round […]

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

Supporting Waste To Energy Projects

A Ballarat community energy group has received $71,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to determine whether waste wood and sawdust can be used to make briquettes for commercial and industrial use. The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) project is valued at $143,480 and will deliver a business case to determine the viability of […]

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

Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $100,000 to increase production of an innovative renewable energy management product produced by Australian Wind and Solar. Australian Wind and Solar are investing $398,000 to set up a facility to design and assemble the SunMate product locally in Victoria. The SunMate product can be used by homes and businesses […]

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