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Protecting Victoria’s Marine And Coastal Environment

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to protect Victoria’s marine and coastal environments. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio invited Victorians to have their say on a new draft Marine and Coastal Policy. The Policy is a key action under the Marine and..

Circular Economy To Strengthen Our Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step towards developing a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Victorians have an opportunity to help make Victoria’s recycling system more resilient and sustainable with..

Tourism Upgrades For Great Otways National Park

A favourite location in the Great Otway National Park has had a makeover thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with visitors now able to enjoy upgraded facilities at Melba Gully. A refurbished BBQ area and picnic shelter is available for visitors to take a break..

Major Metro Tunnel Works In Winter Construction Blitz

Work is underway on the ramp that will carry trains from the Sunbury line into the Metro Tunnel, as part of a massive winter work blitz on Melbourne’s rail network. Acting Premier Lisa Neville joined Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne in Kensington today, where..

Victorian-First Program Promotes Local Council Diversity

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting diversity across local councils by funding a landmark new program to support Aboriginal people to become council candidates. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $20,000 to help the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) launch the Your Community, Country..

Victoria’s Rooftop Solar Revolution Kicks Off Today

Victoria’s solar revolution takes off from today with thousands of new solar panels, batteries and hot water systems to be installed on houses across the state – boosting energy supply, creating jobs and slashing power bills. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio officially launched the..

School Holiday Effort Focuses On Transport Hub Safety

Police and Authorised Officers (AOs) will join forces during the school holidays to patrol Melbourne shopping centre transport interchanges, watching for fare evaders and antisocial behaviour. The joint effort between 29 June and 15 July is aimed at continuing to reduce fare evasion and improving..

Cleaning Up Council Recycling Contracts

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting red tape to help local councils deliver better, more sustainable kerbside collection services to their communities now and in the future. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has issued a state-wide exemption for local councils to remove the administrative..

Transforming How Victoria Recycles Plastic Waste

Victoria is now home to a new state-of-the-art plastics recycling plant in Melbourne’s north that is set to process 70,000 tonnes of plastic each year. Advanced Circular Polymers’ $20 million advanced plastics recycling facility in Somerton, which received a $500,000 funding boost from the Andrews..

Full Steam Ahead For Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers

Trains travelling through Richmond will now be running on railway sleepers made from recycled plastic as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s war on waste. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne were at Richmond train station today to see..

Berrybank Wind Farm Construction Underway

Work is now underway on the Berrybank Wind Farm, which will generate enough energy to power around 138,000 homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET).

A Genuine, Compassionate Choice For Victorians

From today, Victorians with a terminal illness will be able to make an initial request to access voluntary assisted dying, giving them the genuine and compassionate choice over the manner of their death that they deserve. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined chair of..

Banning The Bag To Reduce Plastic Pollution

Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned across Victoria from 1 November this year, under new legislation introduced to parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the ban was a crucial step in protecting Victoria’s rivers, waterways, oceans..

Solar Homes Rolling Out To Even More Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is putting power back in the hands of hard-working Victorians with its landmark Solar Homes program set to be fully rolled out, helping drive down energy costs and creating thousands of jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio..

Big Battery Power For North Western Victoria

Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is hard at work in North Western Victoria – storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing much needed power to the state’s energy grid. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the..

Victorian Schools Leading The Way On Sustainability

Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG..