One of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries will be built in Victoria to boost reliability, drive down electricity prices and support the state’s transition to renewable energy – as well as creating jobs as we take steps towards a COVID normal.
Topic: "Climate Change"
The Victorian Government is encouraging all Victorians to have their say on how a state-wide Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) would work best to improve our recycling system and reduce litter pollution in our environment.
A new ultra-rapid charging station for electric vehicles has opened in Horsham, connecting the Western Highway route between Melbourne to Adelaide.
Beachside communities will now have safer access to coastal areas thanks to the Victorian Government’s $500,000 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program.
The Victorian Government is continuing to support the recovery of the state’s bushland and biodiversity following last summer’s unprecedented bushfires, with a major cash boost for local projects.
The Victorian Government is undertaking the largest forest restoration effort in the state’s history with a $7.7 million operation that airlifted tonnes of eucalypt seeds into areas of forest devastated by last summer’s fires.
The Victorian Government is helping local businesses use more renewable energy technologies that reduce electricity costs, create jobs and support clean power.
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.
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 Andrews Labor Government will put solar panels on government schools, helping them become more environmentally sustainable and reduce electricity costs.