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Funding Boost For Recycling Recovery Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorian businesses and councils to improve their recycling practices and expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today officially launched Repurpose It’s new $8.5 million washing plant facility..

Solar Retailer Code Of Conduct To Lift Standards

Solar retailers participating the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program will have to sign up to a code of conduct to prove they meet the highest safety and quality standards. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that from 1 July, the major solar retailers participating..

New Website Unearths Victoria’s Past To Protect Our Future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new online tool to help Victorians identify and investigate the quality of land and groundwater on their properties. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Victoria Unearthed site would help property owners identify past..

Work Starts On The Mortlake South Wind Farm

Work is underway to build Victoria’s latest wind farm, including a Victorian-first underground transmission line which will set new best-practice for connecting clean energy projects to the national grid. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site south of Mortlake..

Illegal Reptile Smuggling Syndicate Busted In Melbourne

Raids have been carried out across Melbourne this morning busting an illegal reptile smuggling ring attempting to sell Australian lizards on the black market overseas. More than 150 lizards have been seized since the brazen operation was discovered in June 2018 by Australia Post and..

Grants Open To Protect The Health Of Port Phillip Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a healthier Port Phillip Bay – benefiting Victorians and tourists, as well as protecting one of the state’s most important ecosystems. The final round of the Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) in now open, with $850,000 of funding available..

Delivering A Better Energy Deal For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is forcing big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate a Victorian Default Offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across..

Victorian Solar Hot Water Systems Rebate Now Available

Victorians are getting the extra support they need to drive down their energy costs, with rebates now available for solar hot water systems as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package. Victorian households can now claim up to $1,000 rebate for solar hot water systems..

Delivering Energy Savings For Victorian Hospitals

Hospitals across Victoria are seeing major reductions in their energy bills, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s energy efficiency program. Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said hospitals like Brunswick Private Hospital are rapidly introducing energy efficiency measures to help..

Farewelling Victoria’s First Renewable Energy Advocate

The Andrews Labor Government thanks Simon Corbell for his work and dedication as he steps down as Victoria’s first Renewable Energy Advocate. Mr Corbell brought more than 20 years of senior experience in public policy to the Renewable Energy Advocate position and acted as a..

Entries Open For 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools who are minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change are set to be recognised by Sustainability Victoria as part of the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged schools to enter Victoria’s largest sustainability..

Here are a few things all of us can do to get through the heat, help each other out and save power: 1.It’s always useful to save power. But on days like today, it’s more than just useful – it helps the entire state. Try..

New Vision For Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s iconic Royal Botanic Gardens could soon be attracting thousands more visitors, with the Andrews Labor Government to provide a $5 million kickstart to a proposed new nature and science precinct. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced funding for a feasibility study for a..

Thousands Of Victorian Homes Save Millions On Solar

Nearly 7,000 Victorian households have installed solar panels since the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package was launched in late August last year, amounting to more than $3.4 million in rebates. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said around 1,600 households had already received a..

Supporting Regional Victoria To Address Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering regional Victorians to prepare for and adapt to the real impacts of climate change through a new community grants program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA)..

Solar Homes Boosts Latrobe Valley Jobs And Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program is driving down energy bills, creating new jobs and boosting local industry in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio visited local business Gippsland Solar in Traralgon today to see first-hand the difference the rebates program..

New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share..

Another Funding Boost For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major infrastructure boost for Victoria’s recycling sector that will create 155 jobs across Victoria and divert more than 350,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.8 million for 20 recycling..