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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.

Boosting Powerline Bushfire Safety

The Victorian Government is continuing to improve community resilience against bushfires through the Powerline Bushfire Safety Program - which is reducing the risk of fires started by high voltage electricity lines across the state by up to 60 per cent.

Agriculture Jobs Boost For Regional Victoria

Country Victorian communities will benefit from the creation of nearly 60 full time jobs over the next six months as part of the Agriculture Workforce Plan – supporting our farming community and keeping Victorians working.