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Powering Ahead With Jobs Growth Across Sunraysia

The Andrews Labor Government has supported dozens of long-term jobseekers into meaningful employment during the construction of a new solar farm in the state’s North West. The Beon Energy Solutions site at Yatpool, 25 kilometres south of Mildura, is nearing completion and incorporates 350,000 solar..

Delivering Consistent Guidance For Solar Development

New planning guidelines are now in place for large scale solar development, providing certainty and confidence to the sector and encouraging greater investment, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy boom. The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today introduced an amendment to all..

Lara Waste Stockpile Clean Up Begins

The first truckloads of construction and demolition waste will be removed from the huge waste stockpile at Broderick Road in Lara this week – helping to protect the local community and environment. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Andrews Labor..

Major Funding Boost For Landcare Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the volunteers who restore and protect our environment with $2.8 million in funding through the Victorian Landcare Grants program. The annual program delivers critical funding to those who make significant contributions caring for the environment through on-ground works, education and community..

Young Environmentalists Inspire Peers

More than 370 students from 14 schools across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond will gather for the eighth annual Kids Teaching Kids youth leadership conference at Point Nepean National Park this week. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Lily D’Ambrosio said Kids Teaching Kids Week..

New Direction For Energy Safe Victoria

The search is on for a new executive to lead Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), as the Andrews Labor Government continues its ambitious reforms to strengthen the energy safety regulator. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said recruitment would begin immediately to ensure a smooth transition before..

Mountain Bikers Flock To Mount Alexander Region

More than 31,000 mountain bike riders have flocked to La Larr Ba Gauwa Park near Harcourt since the world-class facility opened in March 2018. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the park had provided a huge economic boost to the region,..

WHITTLESEA SCHOOLS TO SHARE IN $515M MAINTENANCE BLITZ

Schools across the Whittlesea municipality will share in a $515 million in the single largest boost to school maintenance ever undertaken, thanks to an unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. The investment will more than double funding for maintenance at Victoria’s state schools over..

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens In Torquay

A new electric vehicle fast charging station will boost tourism and make it quicker and easier for drivers to explore Victoria’s Surf Coast thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the new Chargefox..

More Rebates, More Savings And A Safer Solar Industry

More than 23,000 extra Victorian households will benefit from solar energy rebates in the coming year, with the Andrews Labor Government making a major boost to its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the extra rebates for the 2019/20 financial year,..

More Support For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to support Victoria’s recycling sector, with a $10 million loan to SKM’s receivers KordaMentha to help clean-up SKM sites and resume waste processing. At the same time the Government is beginning the process to overhaul kerbside recycling…

Boosting Energy Savings For Northern Grampians Shire

Northern Grampians 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 unveiled Stawell Senior Citizens Centre’s energy project, featuring an..

New Ballarat Solar Project To Drive Down Energy Costs

A local disability service provider in Ballarat is set to save thousands on their power bills thanks to a new solar system. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with Ballarat Community Power Hub to deliver a cost-saving solar system to power the McCallum Disability Services, Disability..

Solar Boosting Jobs And Clean Energy In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has approved three new solar farms for the Shepparton region that will create more than 600 jobs and generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 homes. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved permits for the Tatura East, Tallygaroopna..

New Commissioner For A Fairer Energy Market

Competition law expert Sitesh Bhojani has been appointed to the board of the Essential Services Commission. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott today announced Mr Bhojani as the ESC’s newest commissioner, joining Kate Symons and Simon Corden. The extra commissioner position was announced as part of the..

Bus Boost for Wollert Families

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to get around Wollert with a brand-new school special bus service and an extension to a current route. Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Route 357 will be extended to run closer to..

Targeting Employers Flouting Workplace Safety Rules

A new workplace health and safety awareness campaign targeting employers who risk workers’ lives is warning they face tough penalties if they do the wrong thing. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy joined Worksafe inspectors today to launch the new ‘More Inspectors. More Inspections.’ campaign..

Energy And Water Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Essential Services Commission has released a guide for energy and water retailers for Better practice in responding to family violence. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today welcomed the new guide as an important step in addressing the recommendations of the 2016..