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Architects Appointed For Stage One Of Shipwreck Coast

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on and delivering a new and improved Shipwreck Coast with the appointment of architects to undertake the design of Stage One of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan. Denton Corker Marshall is one of the world’s leading design practices, having..

World First Guthega Skink Bred In Captivity

Healesville Sanctuary Threatened Species Keepers are celebrating the birth of a Guthega Skink – the first ever born in captivity. It has taken scientists six years to breed this endangered alpine species, which is being cared for in a special breeding facility at Healesville Sanctuary…

New Vertical Farm For CERES Preston

The Andrews Labor Government is helping CERES establish a new indoor vertical farm at its Preston depot and expand its organic food delivery service. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that CERES is the latest social enterprise to receive funding..

Helping Volunteers Monitor Victoria’s Rich Marine Parks

A new app will help volunteers and citizen scientists better monitor Victoria’s unique marine life. The new Sea Search app collects valuable information on Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries, and allows the community to get involved in studying Victorian waters. The app is a..

Helping Communities Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping community groups protect the future of Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2 million for 2018 Community & Volunteer Action Grants, and $116,000 for 2018 Crowdfunding Grants under the Biodiversity On-ground Action..

Stepping In To Support Industry And Councils With Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to help councils and industry affected by China’s decision to stop the import of low quality mixed recyclable materials. The Labor Government will provide a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection..

Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be..

Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm is powering ahead, with up to three turbines to be erected each week until completion thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy policy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the..

Jobs Boom For Portland Manufacturer

Australia’s largest wind tower manufacturer will double its workforce in the next six months, as the renewable energy industry continues to grow thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy policy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited engineering firm Keppel Prince..

Plenty Road Upgrade

We’re about to start road works between McKimmies Road and Bush Boulevard as part of the $139.4 million project to upgrade Plenty Road. Major works start 14 March 2018. The Plenty Road Upgrade will improve traffic flow, safety, and access to jobs, local schools, shops..

Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package..

Improving Emergency Response Capability In Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is improving emergency response capability in Western Victoria with the opening of the new incident control centre at Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Natimuk Road depot. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened the multi-agency response facility..

Kiata Wind Farm To Strengthen Victoria’s Energy Network

A new wind farm in Western Victoria will power more than 20,000 households as part of a jobs boom in Western Victoria with six projects underway or proposed in the area. These include Stockyard Hill, Lal Lal, Moorabool, Dundonnell, Murra Warra and the Bulgana Green..

Point Nepean Master Plan Released

The Andrews Labor Government will employ new staff and introduce new camping areas as part of the final master plan for the Point Nepean National Park. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change today visited Point Nepean to release the final master plan to guide..

Helping Victorian Businesses Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more businesses reduce business costs and avoid energy waste – with the 50th Victorian business awarded an Energy Assessment Grant. Hallam based manufacturer Planex has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency..

Draft Management Plan For Belfast Coastal Reserve

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on a draft plan to protect the Belfast Coastal Reserve while maintaining recreational activities. The draft coastal management plan proposes two zones within the Belfast Coastal Reserve to ensure conservation of its unique environment as well as..

New App Encourages Victorians To Get Out And Explore

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the first interactive app to help Victorians get out and explore our incredible state forests. The More to Explore app encourages users to enjoy state forests through an interactive map via a range of activities – including camping, picnicking, walking, fishing,..