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The City of Whittlesea is among 40 recipients across the state to share in the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts grants to boost Victorian creativity

Victoria Leads Call For Urgent Waste Funding From Feds

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an urgent national funding plan to ensure the states are ready for the waste export ban when it is implemented next year. The National Meeting of Environment Ministers in Adelaide today reached an agreement to ban the export..

Extinct Fish Sighting Back From The Dead

An extremely rare fish thought to be extinct has been reportedly spotted for the first time in over two decades during a lake recovery project in regional Victoria. Two Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon fish (Mogurnda adspersa) are believed to have been identified during fish population surveys at..

Protecting Victoria’s Forests And Threatened Species

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the largest environmental protection policy in the state’s history, with immediate protections for the iconic Greater Glider species, native fauna and Victoria’s remaining old-growth forest.

Victoria’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Starts

The Andrews Government has delivered on its commitment to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in Victoria, reducing plastic pollution and helping protect the environment.

A Stronger Renewable Energy Target For Victoria

Victoria’s new renewable energy target is now enshrined in law, creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. Legislation to boost Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50 per cent by 2030 has passed Victorian Parliament – delivering..

New Chief Executive Officer For Sustainability Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Claire Ferres Miles as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sustainability Victoria. Sustainability Victoria supports Victorian businesses and communities to reduce waste, act on climate change, improve recycling and use resources wisely. Ms Ferres Miles will..


Mill Park residents will have access to an enhanced library experience at the Mill Park Library, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Latrobe Valley To Reap Benefits Of Solar

The Latrobe Valley community is slashing its energy bills, with an important recreational facility set to benefit from solar power, thanks to community donations and support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Planting The Seeds For A Better Environment

Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Gippsland school students who are working hard to reduce their environmental impact through the Andrew Labor Government’s ResourceSmart Schools program.

Solar Homes Delivers Boom In New Clean Energy

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes is continuing to put power back in the hands of Victorians, with 46,000 solar installations completed since the program’s launch.


The Andrews Labor Government is backing Northern Victoria’s small-scale and craft producers to grow – creating new jobs and attracting more visitors from interstate and overseas to enjoy our locally-made food, beer and spirits.