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Banning Harmful Energy Sales Tactics

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting electricity and gas customers with a new ban on high pressure sales tactics, such as door-to-door sales or cold-calling, to come into effect from this Friday 31 December 2021.

Grants To Drive Zero Emissions Future

Victorian business and industry will be encouraged to help kickstart investment in Zero Emissions Vehicles and reduce the transport sector’s carbon footprint as part of a plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Remote Water Tanks To Protect Communities From Fires

Firefighting aircraft will have greater access to secure water supplies in remote forest areas in north east Victoria thanks to a $1.42 million water tank project funded by the Andrews Labor Government.

Plan For Gariwerd’s Future Released

A new management plan for the greater Gariwerd landscape will ensure the area’s unique environment and cultural heritage are protected for current and future generations.

First Pocket Park Opens In Melbourne’s North

The first of 29 pocket parks opened in Melbourne’s inner north today − giving residents access to more open space under the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Parks Program.

Empowering Communities To Respond To Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Victorian communities across the state to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change with the development of six new community-led action plans.

Funding Boost For Ongoing Storm Repairs

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.

First Landscape Conservation Area Launched

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.

Flicking The Switch On Australia’s Biggest Battery

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.

New Headquarters For Great Ocean Road Authority

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.

Stunning Walks Will Provide Boost To Bass Coast

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.

Zero Emission Vehicle Charging Blitz

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.

Victoria’s Sustainability Champions Recognised

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.

Big Boost To Offshore Wind To Drive Jobs

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.