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Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be..

Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm is powering ahead, with up to three turbines to be erected each week until completion thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy policy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site of the..

Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package..

Improving Emergency Response Capability In Horsham

The Andrews Labor Government is improving emergency response capability in Western Victoria with the opening of the new incident control centre at Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Natimuk Road depot. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened the multi-agency response facility..

Kiata Wind Farm To Strengthen Victoria’s Energy Network

A new wind farm in Western Victoria will power more than 20,000 households as part of a jobs boom in Western Victoria with six projects underway or proposed in the area. These include Stockyard Hill, Lal Lal, Moorabool, Dundonnell, Murra Warra and the Bulgana Green..

Point Nepean Master Plan Released

The Andrews Labor Government will employ new staff and introduce new camping areas as part of the final master plan for the Point Nepean National Park. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change today visited Point Nepean to release the final master plan to guide..

Draft Management Plan For Belfast Coastal Reserve

Victorians are being encouraged to have their say on a draft plan to protect the Belfast Coastal Reserve while maintaining recreational activities. The draft coastal management plan proposes two zones within the Belfast Coastal Reserve to ensure conservation of its unique environment as well as..

New App Encourages Victorians To Get Out And Explore

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the first interactive app to help Victorians get out and explore our incredible state forests. The More to Explore app encourages users to enjoy state forests through an interactive map via a range of activities – including camping, picnicking, walking, fishing,..

Getting Out And Making The Most Of A Summer By The Sea

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to get out and take advantage of free activities across the state as part of Summer by the Sea.019 More than 300 free, fun and educational activities for people of all ages and abilities are on offer until..

Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by..

Funding For Carers Of Creatures Great And Small

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s wildlife rehabilitators continue to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the launch of the 2017/18 Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants – recognising the importance and value in the..

$30 Million For Farmers To Manage On Farm Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited Boomaroo Nurseries in Lara today to launch the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The plan will help local..