Topic: Environment

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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Getting Behind Local Gippsland Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of natural and organic food products reduce its power bills and retain jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today visited Pureharvest in Drouin to see the company’s $1.25 million solar panels project, which is reducing its emissions by 1,150 tonnes a year. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

Victoria’s Largest Solar Farm Up And Running

Victoria’s largest solar farm is now fully operational and powering Melbourne’s tram network, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today official opened Neoen’s 128 megawatt (MW) Numurkah Solar Farm, which received funding under the Labor Government’s Solar Trams Initiative. The Numurkah Solar Farm is […]

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

Funding Boost To Care For Victorian Coastlines

Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has funded 28 community groups – supporting the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of coastline. The Program helps deliver small scale community […]

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

Opening A New Recycling Facility In Melbourne’s West

A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Australian Paper Recovery’s $2.5 million paper sorting facility in Truganina. The Labor Government provided $475,000 in funding to […]

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Half Price Fees See Camping Surge Over The School Holidays

The Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to camping fees have driven a surge in camping, with bookings more than doubling at campsites across Victoria over the school holidays. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that there has been a 63 per cent increase in bookings at Parks Victoria campsites since 1 […]

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Protecting Victoria’s Marine And Coastal Environment

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to protect Victoria’s marine and coastal environments. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio invited Victorians to have their say on a new draft Marine and Coastal Policy. The Policy is a key action under the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 and will guide decision makers in […]

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Circular Economy To Strengthen Our Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step towards developing a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Victorians have an opportunity to help make Victoria’s recycling system more resilient and sustainable with the release of an issues paper on the Circular Economy […]

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Tourism Upgrades For Great Otways National Park

A favourite location in the Great Otway National Park has had a makeover thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with visitors now able to enjoy upgraded facilities at Melba Gully. A refurbished BBQ area and picnic shelter is available for visitors to take a break and relax as they explore some of Victoria’s most lush […]

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