The Andrews Labor Government has provided more than $73 million to help with ongoing repairs and recovery works following the devastating June flood and storm event.
The Andrews Labor Government today released a plan for the state’s first landscape conservation area − an area in Melbourne’s east that will preserve the biodiversity of almost 3,000 hectares of land and water frontages.
Victoria’s Big Battery – the biggest in the southern hemisphere − is now operating, safeguarding the state’s energy supply through our hot summer months, driving down electricity prices and supporting the state’s massive renewable energy build.
The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority – which supports 126 jobs across the region − has hit the ground running, delivering visitor infrastructure upgrades and gearing up for a bumper holiday season.
Victorians will be able to take a stunning 32-kilometre coastal walk thanks to an Andrews Labor Government plan to improve visitor experiences and boost regional tourism at one of the state’s newest parks – Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park.
The Andrews Labor Government is supercharging the state’s zero emissions vehicle journey with $5 million for a fast-charging network and $3 million in new charging grants for local council and business fleets.
Today marks a significant milestone for Phillip Island Nature Park and the very popular little penguins − which were put on the map as a must-see experience 100 years ago today.
An innovative program to improve farming practices in the Macedon Ranges and a volunteer-led initiative to restore oyster reefs in Corio Bay have received the top awards in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
The Andrews Labor Government is further cementing Victoria’s status as the clean energy capital of Australia, with a funding boost of $40 million for offshore wind projects to drive jobs and bring forward the next wave of renewable energy opportunities.
The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to finalising its new container deposit scheme, with expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified organisations to run the scheme now open.
Victoria is powering towards its renewable energy target with more than 1 gigawatt of energy capacity coming from solar panels installed through the Solar Homes Program − that’s three million panels powering more than 165,000 Victorian homes.
The Andrews Labor Government has enlisted the help of the United Nations System Staff College to give those leading the transition to Victoria’s circular economy the best knowledge and practice to get the job done.
Victoria will have 50 aircraft strategically placed across the state over the summer season to assist fighting fires and help keep communities safe.
The pitter patter of not so small feet will be heard at Melbourne Zoo next year with three of the zoo’s endangered Asian elephants pregnant.
The Grampians Peaks Trail − a unique 160-kilometre natural and cultural hiking experience − opens to the public tomorrow, providing a much-needed boost to western Victoria’s regional economy.
Halls Gap Botanic Gardens is set to get an energy boost thanks to new off-grid solar power, including solar panels, an inverter and battery storage.
The Andrews Labor Government is increasing Victoria’s output of recycled organics, textiles and glass by up to 350,000 tonnes each year with $5.73 million in funding to establish new and upgrade existing recycling facilities across the state.
Community facilities across Victoria are reaping the benefits of solar and battery installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar on Public Buildings Program.