The Victoria Nature Festival is going online these school holidays to encourage people to continue to reconnect with nature as the pandemic heightens appreciation for open green space and local wildlife.
In the largest recruitment of specialists in the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) history, more than 70 officers will join the new Waste Crime Prevention Inspectorate to reduce waste crime.
Football has been given a boost in Mill Park with the Victorian Government announcing funding to the City of Whittlesea to upgrade the facilities at Hillsview Recreation Reserve in South Morang.
Residents of Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs can look forward to enjoying extended cycling and walking trails thanks to $5 million from the Victorian Government that will create local jobs and boost the economy.
The Victorian Government will deliver vital maintenance and safety works at over 400 schools to support jobs and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and improve facilities for students and staff across Victoria.
Five vital new community projects in Whittlesea – including a new centre for older people’s services, upgrades to playgrounds and outdoor spaces, to Mill Park library and an energy efficiency program – will receive more than $2.45 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, now approved by Local Government Minister Shaun Leane.
Volunteers and community groups that help protect and rehabilitate the state’s precious coastline have received almost half a million dollars in funding from the Victorian Government to continue their important work.
The Mill Park Basketball Stadium is set for a transformation, thanks to a $1 million funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
The Victorian Government will create 17 new dog parks across the state to give families more green, open space and create jobs as Victoria rebuilds from the economic impacts of coronavirus.
The Victorian Government is rolling out a team of financial counsellors and community workers in partnership with community organisations to give targeted advice and support to Victorians who need help with their energy bills.
The Victorian Government has unveiled a new blueprint for the state’s fire-affected regions and more than $110 million for local projects that create jobs and help communities recover from the summer’s devastating bushfires.
More than 15 new electric vehicle charging stations will be constructed in north western Victorian towns to boost tourism, create jobs and reduce emissions, while increasing the range of electric vehicles across regional Victoria.
The Victorian Government is rolling out recycled materials for local infrastructure projects – creating local jobs and supporting our growing circular economy.
The Victorian Government is continuing to improve community resilience against bushfires through the Powerline Bushfire Safety Program - which is reducing the risk of fires started by high voltage electricity lines across the state by up to 60 per cent.
Country Victorian communities will benefit from the creation of nearly 60 full time jobs over the next six months as part of the Agriculture Workforce Plan – supporting our farming community and keeping Victorians working.
Victorians living in embedded networks, such as apartment buildings, caravan parks and retirement villages, will now save hundreds of dollars on their energy bills thanks to reforms introduced by the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Government has commissioned a broad-ranging review to safeguard the Victorian Forestry Plan – and the regional jobs and environmental protections it will deliver.
The Victorian Government has expanded the Solar Homes program so more renters and landlords across the state can access affordable rooftop energy with a Solar Homes rebate.