Multicultural organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to hold cultural events, festivals and exhibitions that celebrate their food and traditions with others in the community. The Andrews Labor Government is making $1.35 million available to eligible organisations to hold events in the first six..
Archives for July, 2019
The Andrews Labor Government is urging employers to take care of Victoria’s youngest workers following a spate of workplace injury claims for 15-24-year olds. Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy joined WorkSafe Victoria Chief of Business Operations Marnie Williams at Holmesglen’s Futuretech campus, to meet..
Volunteers improving the health of Port Phillip Bay have received a funding boost to deliver 27 new projects, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The latest round of the Labor Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will see volunteer-based community and environmental groups share in almost $830,000..
The Andrews Labor Government has secured the future of one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, the iconic Phillip Island Penguin Parade, with a new $58.2 million visitor centre opening today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio to..
New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms have been released by the Andrews Labor Government to help ensure Victoria’s transition to a clean energy future is planned properly. Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today released the final Solar Energy Facilities – Design and Development..
Victoria’s largest solar farm is now fully operational and powering Melbourne’s tram network, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today official opened Neoen’s 128 megawatt (MW) Numurkah Solar Farm, which received funding under the..
Community groups working to protect Victoria’s coastline will benefit from a $260,000 funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The 2019 Coastcare Community Grants Program has funded 28 community groups – supporting the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of..
The Andrews Labor Government is helping one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of natural and organic food products reduce its power bills and retain jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today visited Pureharvest in Drouin to see the company’s $1.25 million solar panels project, which..
A new recycling facility in Melbourne’s west will process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched Australian Paper Recovery’s $2.5 million paper sorting facility..
The Andrews Labor Government’s cuts to camping fees have driven a surge in camping, with bookings more than doubling at campsites across Victoria over the school holidays.
Stage one of the Plenty Road Upgrade has reached a major milestone as it nears completion, with all three southbound lanes opening today, four days after all three northbound lanes opened. Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today visited the upgraded Mayfield Drive intersection to..
The Andrews Labor Government is acting to protect Victoria’s marine and coastal environments. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio invited Victorians to have their say on a new draft Marine and Coastal Policy. The Policy is a key action under the Marine and..
The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step towards developing a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Victorians have an opportunity to help make Victoria’s recycling system more resilient and sustainable with..
A favourite location in the Great Otway National Park has had a makeover thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with visitors now able to enjoy upgraded facilities at Melba Gully. A refurbished BBQ area and picnic shelter is available for visitors to take a break..
Work is underway on the ramp that will carry trains from the Sunbury line into the Metro Tunnel, as part of a massive winter work blitz on Melbourne’s rail network. Acting Premier Lisa Neville joined Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne in Kensington today, where..
The Andrews Labor Government is boosting diversity across local councils by funding a landmark new program to support Aboriginal people to become council candidates. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $20,000 to help the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) launch the Your Community, Country..
Victoria’s solar revolution takes off from today with thousands of new solar panels, batteries and hot water systems to be installed on houses across the state – boosting energy supply, creating jobs and slashing power bills. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio officially launched the..
Police and Authorised Officers (AOs) will join forces during the school holidays to patrol Melbourne shopping centre transport interchanges, watching for fare evaders and antisocial behaviour. The joint effort between 29 June and 15 July is aimed at continuing to reduce fare evasion and improving..