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New Land Use Framework To Protect Anglesea

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new plan to protect the former Alcoa coal mine and power station site in Anglesea from Matthew Guy and his push to turn Victoria’s Surf Coast into the Gold Coast. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today released a..

More Funding And Better Tools For Injured Wildlife

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring injured wildlife get the help they need, with a new online help tool and more than $171,000 in funding for rehabilitators. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Help for Injured Wildlife, a new tool that connects Victorians with..

Jump-Start To Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The Andrews Labor Government will help develop Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations in regional Victoria, using local expertise and businesses. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Australian business Chargefox will receive $1 million to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in Euroa..

New Campaign To Help Victorians Cut Plastic Pollution

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to encourage Victorians to use reusable shopping bags, ahead of a 2019 ban on lightweight, single-use plastic bags. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Better Bag Habits campaign, to remind Victorians to remember their ‘Bag, Wallet,..

Building More Efficient Homes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has announced three building companies will develop energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable homes for sale in Melbourne’s high-growth suburbs. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.18 million for Stockland, Metricon Homes and SJD Homes as part of a Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot designed..

Protecting The Future Of Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock and the East Paddock will be protected for local communities and the next generation of Victorians, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Under Labor, $3 million will kickstart the implementation of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan, a document developed in cooperation with the Macedon..

Major Investment In Great Otway National Park

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $2.5 million to improve visitor facilities at three popular sites within the Great Otway National Park. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that Maits Rest, Melba Gully and the Cape Otway Lightstation will benefit from upgrades that will..

New Wye River CFA Station Benefiting The Whole Community

The Wye River and Otway communities affected by the 2015 Christmas Day bushfire will benefit from a range of recovery works funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Water Lisa Neville officially opened the upgraded CFA station at Wye River this afternoon and met..

Applications Now Open For Half-Price Solar Panel Rebates

Victorians keen to reduce their power bills can now apply for 50 per cent rebates on solar panel installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible Victorian households who installed solar panels on or after 19 August..

Caring for our carers with more respite and support

Victorian carers will be able to get the practical support they need with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to increase respite care hours and support services for carers. Only Labor will make sure carers get the help they’ve asked for with $49.5 million to fund..

Better Mental Health Care For Our Emergency Workers

Emergency workers will be able to access mental health support the moment they need it, with the introduction of provisional acceptance payments for mental health injuries under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The massive changes to our WorkCover system will be informed through a twelve-month..

Mount Tarrengower Tower Upgrade On Schedule

The Andrews Labor Government is improving conditions for fire lookout observers by upgrading Mt Tarrengower Lookout tower. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the lookout today to get an update on the progress of works at the Tower..

Victoria Forces Retailers To Come Clean With Consumers

Energy retailers will be required to advise consumers on the best energy offer available to them under strong new rules announced today. The changes are the result of the independent review of the Victorian retail energy market commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government to drive..

Building Victoria’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

The Andrews Labor Government will help fund Victoria’s largest virtual power plant, as part of a major investment in microgrid technology across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that $4.5 million would be provided to Origin Energy to develop a $20 million cloud-based..

More Funding For Community Landcare Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than $2.8 million to help support community volunteers and young people protecting Victoria’s biodiversity. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward at Eltham Woods Preschool to announce 180 successful grant recipients across Victoria. As..

Landmark Plan To Guide Victorian Parks And Reserves

The Andrews Labor Government will work with Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners to jointly manage 10 parks and reserves in Gippsland as part of Victoria’s first Joint Management Plan (JMP). Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio and Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners today launched the JMP, which will deliver opportunities..

Major Funding Boost To Protect Victoria’s Biodiversity

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver almost $35 million in grants for targeted, grassroots biodiversity action as part of the biggest funding boost in Victoria’s history. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled funding for 89 new biodiversity and marine environment projects today to mark the..

Statement On VEAC Central West Investigation

The Andrews Labor Government thanks VEAC for their work to date on their Central West Investigation and notes the release of their draft recommendations into these areas of public land. These forests and reserves have been loved over many years for walking, camping, and other..