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Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where..

New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy..

Victoria Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government will fund more of Australia’s fastest electric vehicle ultra-rapid charging stations, with five more to be built across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement today while opening Australia’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging site at Euroa, with another..

Victoria’s Largest Batteries Ready To Power Homes

The first of two large scale batteries that will support Victoria’s energy grid has been unveiled in Ballarat. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip. The BESS is a state of..

New Picnic Upgrades And Masterplan For Plenty Gorge

The Andrews Labor Government has released the final Plenty Gorge Park Master Plan, along with an $800,000 investment to upgrade the Hawkstowe Picnic Area. Minister for Environment and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the plan, which will strengthen access and connections throughout..

New Plan To Guide Management Of Victorian Parks

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners to jointly manage six parks in Loddon Mallee, under Victoria’s second Joint Management Plan. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management..

Action Plan To Protect The Great Ocean Road

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a landmark plan to protect the Great Ocean Road coast and its parks for generations to come. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Minister for Tourism John Eren, Chair of Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation Jason Mifsud and Wadawurrung Geelong..

Yume Food Wins Major Premier’s Sustainability Award

Yume Food has won the Premier’s Recognition Award at the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for developing an online marketplace for quality surplus food. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio presented the award to Yume Food at a ceremony in Melbourne last night for its work connecting..

New Designs Released For The Shipwreck Coast

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for tourist facilities along the Shipwreck Coast, improving experiences for the growing number of visitors to the region. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio revealed designs today for infrastructure projects at Twelve Apostles’ Saddle Lookout, the Port Campbell..

New Wind Farm Developments Bring Jobs To Geelong

Two new wind farm developments supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET) reverse auction are delivering new industries and jobs for Geelong. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Geelong to announce the development of the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH)..

New Land Use Framework To Protect Anglesea

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new plan to protect the former Alcoa coal mine and power station site in Anglesea from Matthew Guy and his push to turn Victoria’s Surf Coast into the Gold Coast. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today released a..

More Funding And Better Tools For Injured Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring injured wildlife get the help they need, with a new online help tool and more than $171,000 in funding for rehabilitators. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Help for Injured Wildlife, a new tool that connects Victorians with..

Jump-Start To Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The Andrews Labor Government will help develop Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations in regional Victoria, using local expertise and businesses. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Australian business Chargefox will receive $1 million to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in Euroa..

New Campaign To Help Victorians Cut Plastic Pollution

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to encourage Victorians to use reusable shopping bags, ahead of a 2019 ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Better Bag Habits campaign, to remind Victorians to remember their ‘Bag, Wallet,..

Building More Efficient Homes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has announced three building companies will develop energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable homes for sale in Melbourne’s high-growth suburbs. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.18 million for Stockland, Metricon Homes and SJD Homes as part of a Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot designed..

Protecting The Future Of Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock and the East Paddock will be protected for local communities and the next generation of Victorians, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Under Labor, $3 million will kickstart the implementation of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan, a document developed in cooperation with the Macedon..

Major Investment In Great Otway National Park

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $2.5 million to improve visitor facilities at three popular sites within the Great Otway National Park. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that Maits Rest, Melba Gully and the Cape Otway Lightstation will benefit from upgrades that will..

New Wye River CFA Station Benefiting The Whole Community

The Wye River and Otway communities affected by the 2015 Christmas Day bushfire will benefit from a range of recovery works funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opened the upgraded CFA station at Wye River this afternoon and met..