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Biggest-Ever Investment In Teaching Quality In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is giving teachers and school leaders the extra resources, training and incentives they need through a $244.6 million package to improve the quality of teaching and learning in every classroom across the state.

Victorians To Have Their Say On New Plan To Tackle Cancer

Victorians can now have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s next big plan to prevent cancer, boost survival rates and improve treatment for patients. Every 15 minutes someone in Victoria is diagnosed with cancer.  Every four years, the Government develops an updated state-wide cancer..

Keeping Solar Homes Safe For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has banned a solar energy company from the Solar Homes program for at least two years, following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV).

Funding Boost To Close The Loop On Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is kick-starting the development of new ways to use recycled materials and reduce waste. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Green Bear Recycling’s resource recovery facility in Tottenham, which converts construction waste from housing into materials that can be used..

GETTING ON WITH THE PLENTY ROAD UPGRADE

Locals are set to see safer and faster journeys with Stage 2 of the Plenty Road Upgrade now underway. Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green visited the project site where major works are now underway to deliver big..

$3 Billion In Power Bill Savings For Victorians

Victorian households and businesses have saved more than $3 billion on their power bills over the past 11 years through the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. The program helps cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and businesses access to discounted..

New Kangaroo Harvesting Program Begins

The Andrews Labor Government’s permanent Kangaroo Harvesting Program begins today, helping to better manage kangaroo populations around the state and support Victoria’s kangaroo pet food industry. Accredited shooters will now be able to harvest kangaroos and have carcasses processed for pet food by licensed businesses – making..

Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today –..

12 Months Of Trains On The Mernda Line

It’s been one year since the Andrews Labor Government returned rail services to Mernda, with passengers making more than 1.8 million trips on the line in 12 months. The Mernda line extension opening marked the return of the first passenger train to Mernda in almost..

HELPING TO CELEBRATE MILL PARK CHILDREN

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Mill Park community to host fun and free educational activities and events for local families and children as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations. Lily D’Ambrosio MP today announced DPV Health Ltd and City of Whittlesea were..

Powering Ahead With Jobs Growth Across Sunraysia

The Andrews Labor Government has supported dozens of long-term jobseekers into meaningful employment during the construction of a new solar farm in the state’s North West. The Beon Energy Solutions site at Yatpool, 25 kilometres south of Mildura, is nearing completion and incorporates 350,000 solar..

Delivering Consistent Guidance For Solar Development

New planning guidelines are now in place for large scale solar development, providing certainty and confidence to the sector and encouraging greater investment, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy boom. The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today introduced an amendment to all..

Lara Waste Stockpile Clean Up Begins

The first truckloads of construction and demolition waste will be removed from the huge waste stockpile at Broderick Road in Lara this week – helping to protect the local community and environment. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the Andrews Labor..

Major Funding Boost For Landcare Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the volunteers who restore and protect our environment with $2.8 million in funding through the Victorian Landcare Grants program. The annual program delivers critical funding to those who make significant contributions caring for the environment through on-ground works, education and community..