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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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,..
The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to get out and take advantage of free activities across the state as part of Summer by the Sea.019 More than 300 free, fun and educational activities for people of all ages and abilities are on offer until..
The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s wildlife rehabilitators continue to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the launch of the 2017/18 Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants – recognising the importance and value in the..
The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited Boomaroo Nurseries in Lara today to launch the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The plan will help local..
Ms D’AMBROSIO (Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) — I thank the member for Caulfield for his question. He is absolutely wrong on all those counts. The facts speak for themselves. Back in 2014 the market operator called for additional supplies of energy for..