French Island Community Association to play a vital role in developing a long-term strategy for ferry service

Following letters I wrote to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews regarding the Stony Point railway line and the French Island ferry, I have received a positive response indicating the French Island Community Association will be heavily involved in the future of the French Island ferry. The Victorian Government has committed to consulting closely with the French…

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ABC RN breakfastinterview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…. Topics: Office of Climate Change and Renewables Innovation, renewable energy, Emissions Reduction Fund, Maurice Newman, Australia’s 2030 emissions target FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt is the Environment Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Fran. FRAN KELLY: Under the Government of Tony Abbott, there were moves to try to abolish the CEFC…

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25th Anniversary Landcare Grant helping the Hooded Plover

Protection of the Hooded Plover along part of Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road has received increased support through a $20,000 grant from the Australian Government’s 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants. The Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) is a rare beach-nesting shorebird species that was listed in November 2014 as Vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation…

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Solar energy boost for Torquay

This Government is about helping Australians do their bit for the environment, whilst also reducing their electricity bills. The work to install a 15.3kW solar panel system on one of the Torquay Country Fire Authority’s buildings will deliver benefits to the community through energy cost savings, and also to the environment through emissions reduction. The…

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$500,000 for community groups in Corangamite

$500,000 in grant funding will be made available to local community groups over the next three years to support activities to protect grasslands, woodlands and wetlands of Victoria’s volcanic plains, and the magnificent coastal areas of the Corangamite region. The first round of the Corangamite CMA Community Grants Programme opens today and will close on…

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