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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..

Construction Begins On Bulgana Green Power Hub

Work has begun on the Bulgana Green Power Hub in Stawell, a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today turned the first sod on the project – which will create an estimated 1,300 jobs, including 270..

Boost For Landcare Grants Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping environmental groups protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment. Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that environmental volunteer groups can now access grants up to $20,000 as part of the 2018/19 Victorian Landcare Grants. The..

Protecting our environment for our future

Victorian families will be able to enjoy our state’s environment for generations to come, with new investments to address climate change and protect our natural habitat. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides $70.6 million for Parks Victoria, to improve the management of our state’s extensive public parks network,..

Action Plan To Conserve Victoria’s Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is managing the impacts of wildlife on Victorians and protecting and conserving our unique biodiversity. The Living with Wildlife Action Plan aims to safeguard the conservation and protection of wildlife populations and wildlife welfare, and ensure the management of wildlife impacts is effective,..

Building A Better Epping Road

Drivers in the growing northern suburbs will get a faster, less congested commute with major upgrades to Epping Road in Epping. The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – to fix..

Building A Better Childs Road

Drivers in the growing northern suburbs will get a faster, less congested commute with major upgrades to Childs Road in Mill Park. The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – to..

Helping Councils Manage E-waste

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading e-waste collection and storage facilities across Victoria to help them receive and safely manage increasing levels of e-waste. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited Australia’s first lithium and hand-held..

Giving Epping Kids The School They Deserve

Students in Epping will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Epping Secondary College will get $3 million..

World Class Northern Hospital Expansion Starts

More patients in Melbourne’s north will access care and surgery faster and closer to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s world-class expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping, with early works kick starting today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Yan..

Joint Management Plan For Dja Dja Wurrung People

The Andrews Labor Government has released the first draft management plan for the Dja Dja Wurrung People – central to the cultural identity and well-being of Victorian Traditional Owner communities. The Draft plan translates the aspirations of the Dja Dja Wurrung People for their Country,..

Helping Victorians Bust Their Energy Bills

All Victorian households will receive a $50 bill busting bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is aimed directly..

National Energy Guarantee Statement

The Andrews Labor Government has today agreed that the Energy Security Board progress development of the detailed design of the National Energy Guarantee for determination by the Energy Council at its August 2018 meeting. Victoria will ensure that the NEG framework will not compromise the..

Police Body-worn Cameras To Boost Community Safety

Police in Melbourne’s north will be patrolling with body-worn cameras to better respond to and investigate crime thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today launched the first stage of the Victoria Police state-wide roll out of..

Kicking Off Construction On Our Iconic Penguin Parade

The Andrews Labor Government has celebrated the commencement of works on the iconic new visitor centre for Phillip Island’s much-loved Penguin Parade, which will boost the local economy and tourism in Victoria with the creation of 620 new jobs plus an estimated 200 jobs on-site..

Pick Your Project: New Fund For Locals, Decided By Locals

Local projects will be chosen by local residents under a new community building fund, which will see Victorians nominate and decide on their own funding priorities. The new grassroots democracy program, Pick My Project, will be backed by $30 million from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and will be spread..