Funding for communities to enhance Australia’s national heritage

Community groups across Australia are invited to apply for grants through the 2015-16 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. Up to $337,000 is available this financial year for community organisations to undertake activities that promote community engagement with places on Australia's National Heritage List. Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available…

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Government secures 38 hectares of endangered Mulgoa bushland for Cumberland Conservation Corridor

The Australian Government has secured more than 38 hectares of endangered Mulgoa bushland as part of its commitment to establish a Cumberland Conservation Corridor in Greater Western Sydney. The Mulgoa Road property will create an important link between the Cumberland Plains Woodland and Mulgoa Creek to help boost the resilience of critically endangered ecosystems. “It…

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Government’s investment in solar and battery storage is getting results

The Turnbull Government welcomes news that AGL Energy Limited has joined the Australian Government in investing in San Francisco-based solar company Sunverge Energy’s world-leading battery storage technology. AGL’s USD $20 million investment builds on more than USD $7 million that the Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and SBCVC have already invested to…

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Australian Government backs liveable cities with $250 million for energy efficient community housing

The Australian Government’s better cities commitment is being given a boost with a new $250 million program which will help provide affordable energy efficient housing to low income earners. The new program will help drive the construction of market-leading energy efficient community housing in 2016, contributing to the greening of Australia’s cities and built environment.…

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