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Boosting Victoria’s E-Waste Collection Network

Disposing of e-waste will soon be easier than ever, with Officeworks helping to boost the number of collection sites available across Victoria, ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on 1 July 2019. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Officeworks in Richmond –..

Expert Panel Delivers Report On Interim Emissions Targets

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in achieving its target of net zero emissions by 2050, tabling expert independent advice on setting interim targets and kicking off a new round of community and industry consultation. The consultation will inform the Labor Government’s..

New Parks For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

Victorians will soon have access to thousands of hectares of new open space and parklands, with the Andrews Labor Government investing $154 million on a ring of new parklands in the growing suburbs that need it most. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the unprecedented..

Strengthening Victoria’s Recycling Industry

The Andrews Labor Government is tackling the challenges facing the recycling industry and helping to reduce plastic pollution with a new $34.9 million package of recycling reforms. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the new funding would help to create a..

Saving Victorians Hundreds Of Dollars Off Their Power Bills

Victorian families and small businesses will save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills, with the Andrews Labor Government setting the first ever Victorian Default Offer. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Victorian Default Offer, in line with advice..

Junior Landcare And Biodiversity Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young people to care for and protect the environment with the latest round of the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants now open. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open for..

BUILDING OPENING FOR GLOWREY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny visited Glowrey Catholic Primary School last week to mark the official opening of the new school. Stage 1 of the project includes flexible classrooms, teachers planning area, a multipurpose hall, playground and sports..

New Chief Executive Officer For Solar Victoria

Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the appointment of Stan Krpan as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Solar Victoria. Mr Krpan will lead the implementation of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes package, which is helping households across Victoria cut their..

One Million Passengers Use Mernda Rail Extension

More than one million passengers have used the $600 million Mernda Rail line, nine months on from the extension opening. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Mernda station where passenger trains were returned by the Andrews..

MILL PARK CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SPORTING GRANTS

The Northern Metro Sport Fishing Club are among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise. Member for Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the club that had successfully applied..

Finalists Of ResourceSmart School Awards Announced

Schools across Victoria are being recognised for their efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment as part of the annual ResourceSmart School Awards. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, has officially announced the finalists for 2019, congratulating them for ‘contributing to..

Grants For Victoria’s Environment Volunteers Now Open

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $1.76 million..

New Solar Project Delivering Energy Savings For Bass

The Bass Coast 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 officially opened a new 100kw solar PV system..

Government Takes Control Of Lara Waste Stockpile

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped in to clean up a huge waste stockpile at Lara, with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) taking action to reduce the risk to community and environment. EPA has used its powers under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to take over..

Banning Single-Use Plastic Bottles In Victorian Zoos

All single-use plastic bottles will be banned from Zoos Victoria sites in an effort to move towards zero public waste going to landfill. From 1 May, single-use plastic bottled water and soft drinks, along with straws and plastic bags, will no longer be used or..

New Electronic Tracking System For Waste Sector

Chemical waste will be electronically monitored from July this year, under an Andrews Labor Government crackdown on the illegal storage of hazardous material. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will invest $5.5 million to switch..

Contract Awarded For Stage Two Upgrade Of Plenty Road

Drivers are another step closer to a fully upgraded Plenty Road from Mill Park to Mernda, with the contract for stage two works between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road awarded to Decmil. The second stage of the Andrews Labor Government’s $178.6 million upgrade includes..

New And Improved Picnic Grounds For Badger Weir

Visitors to Badger Weir in the Yarra Ranges National Park now have access to new and improved picnic grounds thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially reopened the site, which received..