Archives for November, 2021
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 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.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $517 million investment into bushfire preparedness is making Victoria fire ready this season, with the recruiting and training of more than 600 seasonal firefighters now ready for action.
Rental providers are now eligible for a rebate to upgrade inefficient heating and cooling systems to make homes more comfortable, drive down power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Andrews Labor Government is pleased to announce the Environment Protection Authority has appointed its first Chief Investigator.