Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the ban was a crucial step in protecting Victoria’s rivers, waterways, oceans..
The Andrews Labor Government is putting power back in the hands of hard-working Victorians with its landmark Solar Homes program set to be fully rolled out, helping drive down energy costs and creating thousands of jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio..
Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is hard at work in North Western Victoria – storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing much needed power to the state’s energy grid. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the..
Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG..
Disposing of e-waste will soon be easier than ever, with Officeworks helping to boost the number of collection sites available across Victoria, ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on 1 July 2019. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Officeworks in Richmond –..
The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in achieving its target of net zero emissions by 2050, tabling expert independent advice on setting interim targets and kicking off a new round of community and industry consultation. The consultation will inform the Labor Government’s..
Victorians will soon have access to thousands of hectares of new open space and parklands, with the Andrews Labor Government investing $154 million on a ring of new parklands in the growing suburbs that need it most. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the unprecedented..
The Andrews Labor Government is tackling the challenges facing the recycling industry and helping to reduce plastic pollution with a new $34.9 million package of recycling reforms. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new funding would help to create a..
Victorian families and small businesses will save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills, with the Andrews Labor Government setting the first ever Victorian Default Offer. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Victorian Default Offer, in line with advice..
The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open for..
Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny visited Glowrey Catholic Primary School last week to mark the official opening of the new school. Stage 1 of the project includes flexible classrooms, teachers planning area, a multipurpose hall, playground and sports..
Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the appointment of Stan Krpan as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Solar Victoria. Mr Krpan will lead the implementation of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes package, which is helping households across Victoria cut their..
More than one million passengers have used the $600 million Mernda Rail line, nine months on from the extension opening. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Mernda station where passenger trains were returned by the Andrews..
The Northern Metro Sport Fishing Club are among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the club that had successfully applied..
Schools across Victoria are being recognised for their efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment as part of the annual ResourceSmart School Awards. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has officially announced the finalists for 2019, congratulating them for ‘contributing to..
Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $1.76 million..
The Bass Coast Shire Council is taking charge of their energy bills and helping tackle climate change, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened a new 100kw solar PV system..
The Andrews Labor Government has stepped in to clean up a huge waste stockpile at Lara, with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) taking action to reduce the risk to community and environment. EPA has used its powers under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to take over..