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Climate Plan To Cut Emissions And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled its ambitious Climate Change Strategy and interim targets, positioning Victoria as a leader in tackling climate change – and creating new jobs and industries of the future.

Orange-Bellied Parrot Release To Boost Population

Orange-bellied Parrots are being released into the wild today as part of a ground-breaking trial to help boost the endangered species population, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government, the Commonwealth and Moonlit Sanctuary.

Victoria Set To Deliver Cash For Cans

The Andrews Labor Government’s new container deposit scheme (CDS), set to start in 2023, will maximise the return of used drink cans, bottles and cartons for recycling, and reduce Victoria’s litter by up to half.

Backing Portland Jobs And Our Economy

The Andrews Labor Government has reached an in-principle funding agreement to help secure the future of Alcoa’s Portland Smelter – saving Victorian jobs and protecting the local economy.

New Bushfire Response Facility For Upper Murray

A new $10.3 million state-of-the-art office and depot facility funded by the Andrews Labor Government will increase Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) capacity to respond to and manage bushfires and other emergencies in the Upper Murray District.

Electric Vehicle Technology Pulls In To Maryborough

One of the world’s most advanced electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers has been installed at Maryborough in Central Victoria as part of 17 EV chargers under construction throughout the region, due to the Andrews Labor Government’s work to boost tourism, reduce emissions and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Protecting Our Local Flora And Fauna

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorians to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration.

Energy Efficient Social Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring thousands of social housing tenants benefit from reduced power bills thanks to improved energy efficiency of social housing properties.

New Deer Control Strategy For Victoria

The Victorian Government is taking action to reduce the devastating environmental impacts of the state’s wild deer population while maintaining hunting opportunities by launching Victoria’s first ever deer management strategy.