Topic: "regional and rural development"
Visitors to the Twelve Apostles will soon enjoy a stunning new experience of the coastal landscape thanks to a new lookout funded by the Victorian Government.
For the first time ever in Australia a species classified as extinct in the wild has been reclassified with Victoria’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot coming back from the brink of extinction. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the species status had changed..
East Grampians Health Service’s Ararat campus is the latest local organisation to benefit from the installation of solar PV on its buildings thanks to the Victorian Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.
The Victorian Government is starting important work on how best to manage our largest ever environmental protection initiative involving 96,000 hectares of state forests now protected from timber harvesting for recreation and tourism.
A new Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Landscapes Strategy has been launched today setting out pathways to restore knowledge systems and return decision making powers to Traditional Owners.
Warby-Ovens National Park has become the first site in Victoria to be admitted to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – a global standard for nature conservation recognising the best-managed sites on the planet.
The Victorian Government has awarded grants to jumpstart the roll-out of neighbourhood-scale batteries and energy storage studies to maximise benefits of solar for households, businesses and community organisations as the state works to halve emissions by 2030.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing in new and emerging cutting edge renewable technologies – such as renewable hydrogen, biogas and energy storage – to ensure we are on track to hit our net zero emissions goals.
The Andrews Labor Government has announced six new major energy projects across regional Victoria, that will prepare our grid for the unprecedented load of renewable energy in the pipeline.
The Victorian Government is helping businesses to switch to renewable hydrogen, with $7.2 million in funding to deliver trials, pilots and feasibility studies that will enable them to take the first steps in transitioning to this clean energy alternative, as Victoria works to halve its emissions by 2030.
The Victorian and Queensland Governments have secured a deal to share a Large Air Tanker to support aerial firefighting capacity in both states during their respective bushfire seasons.
Victorians from all walks of life are encouraged to apply for up to 300 Project Firefighters and Forest and Fire Operations Officers, with the Andrews Labor Government recruiting ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.