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If Victoria Was Redesigned, What Infrastructure Should Be Given Priority?

Source: ABC Conversation Hour (Richelle Hunt and Jonathon Kendall) podcast. In the last 12 months, over 22,500 Melburnians moved to regional Victoria. This figure comes as Infrastructure Australia’s latest report suggests all levels of government should work towards “remaking the country” to accommodate for high house prices, working from home, pressure on hospitals and lack…

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Educating Victorians On New Four Bin Recycling Services

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. The Victorian Government is helping councils educate their communities ahead of the transition to a four bin recycling service, as part of the state’s goal to divert 80 per cent waste from landfill by 2030. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 17…

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Funding Awarded To Accelerate Circular Economy Projects

Source: Sustainability Victoria. On behalf of the Victorian Government, Sustainability Victoria is proud to be awarding a total of $6.3 million in grants to 23 projects, as we speed up Victoria’s transition to a circular economy. This marks the first round of funding awarded through the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) and follows on from eight…

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Recycling Projects To Support Businesses And Create Jobs

Source: Victorian Government. Used coffee grounds equivalent to six million lattes will be composted into Victorian gardens as the Andrews Labor Government boosts funding for new and innovative projects to divert food waste from landfill. Creative approaches such as bike repair sheds, neighbourhood compost hubs and mobile dishwashing stations to reduce single use plastics will…

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Council Fined Over Gormandale Dump

Source: EPA Victoria. EPA has fined Wellington Shire Council $8,261 over truckloads of waste found dumped on a property at Gormandale. EPA Regional Manager Jessica Bandiera says the investigation started with a call from a member of the public which sparked a joint inspection of the property on Oakes Rd, Gormandale. “EPA and Parks Victoria…

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Getting Victoria Ready For New Four Bin Recycling System

Source: Victorian Government. The Victorian Government is one step closer to a comprehensive four bin recycling system, with $127 million available to support all 79 Victorian councils to buy new bins, improve drop-off facilities, deliver education campaigns and ensure that they have the infrastructure in place to roll out these reforms. Minister for Energy, Environment…

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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2021

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Sustainability Victoria is proud to announce that entries for The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, Victoria’s prestigious annual sustainability awards program, are now officially open. Now in its nineteenth year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrates trailblazers who are contributing to Victoria’s transformation to a circular economy and leading our transition to net zero emissions. In an exciting development, the…

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Victoria Is Going Circular

On behalf of the Victorian Government, Sustainability Victoria is partnering with industries, businesses, governments and communities to make the circular economy a reality in Victoria. Over the past 12 months, we have released more than $60 million in funding, with more to come. The focus of this initial funding includes: recycling infrastructure improvements to increase…

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Climate Plan To Cut Emissions And Create Jobs

Source: Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled its ambitious Climate Change Strategy and interim targets, positioning Victoria as a leader in tackling climate change – and creating new jobs and industries of the future. This strategy will keep Victoria on track to meet our target of net zero emissions by 2050, while…

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Materials Recycling Infrastructure Funding

Source: Sustainability Victoria. This funding supports industry and local government to increase the capacity and capability of Victoria’s resource recovery sector and the quality of materials recovered. This funding opportunity includes 2 grants: Recycling Victoria – Recycling Modernisation Fund, jointly funded by the Australian Government Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund – Materials stream (round 2) Who…

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