A record 51 aircraft will hit Victorian skies to help fight fires and keep communities safe this summer season, thanks to $29 million in funding from the Victorian Government.
Victorians are being asked to have their say on the $13 million Shrine to Sea project – a boulevard connecting Domain Gardens to Port Phillip Bay while celebrating the city’s historic landmarks and local legends.
Beachside communities will now have safer access to coastal areas thanks to the Victorian Government’s $500,000 Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants program.
The Victorian Government is continuing to support the recovery of the state’s bushland and biodiversity following last summer’s unprecedented bushfires, with a major cash boost for local projects.
The Victorian Government is undertaking the largest forest restoration effort in the state’s history with a $7.7 million operation that airlifted tonnes of eucalypt seeds into areas of forest devastated by last summer’s fires.
The Victorian Government is helping local businesses use more renewable energy technologies that reduce electricity costs, create jobs and support clean power.
The Victoria Nature Festival is going online these school holidays to encourage people to continue to reconnect with nature as the pandemic heightens appreciation for open green space and local wildlife.
In the largest recruitment of specialists in the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) history, more than 70 officers will join the new Waste Crime Prevention Inspectorate to reduce waste crime.
Football has been given a boost in Mill Park with the Victorian Government announcing funding to the City of Whittlesea to upgrade the facilities at Hillsview Recreation Reserve in South Morang.
Residents of Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs can look forward to enjoying extended cycling and walking trails thanks to $5 million from the Victorian Government that will create local jobs and boost the economy.
The Victorian Government will deliver vital maintenance and safety works at over 400 schools to support jobs and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and improve facilities for students and staff across Victoria.
Five vital new community projects in Whittlesea – including a new centre for older people’s services, upgrades to playgrounds and outdoor spaces, to Mill Park library and an energy efficiency program – will receive more than $2.45 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, now approved by Local Government Minister Shaun Leane.
Volunteers and community groups that help protect and rehabilitate the state’s precious coastline have received almost half a million dollars in funding from the Victorian Government to continue their important work.
The Mill Park Basketball Stadium is set for a transformation, thanks to a $1 million funding boost from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program.
The Victorian Government will create 17 new dog parks across the state to give families more green, open space and create jobs as Victoria rebuilds from the economic impacts of coronavirus.
The Victorian Government is rolling out a team of financial counsellors and community workers in partnership with community organisations to give targeted advice and support to Victorians who need help with their energy bills.
The Victorian Government has unveiled a new blueprint for the state’s fire-affected regions and more than $110 million for local projects that create jobs and help communities recover from the summer’s devastating bushfires.
More than 15 new electric vehicle charging stations will be constructed in north western Victorian towns to boost tourism, create jobs and reduce emissions, while increasing the range of electric vehicles across regional Victoria.