Urban experts embrace Indigenous perspectives on greening our cities

Green roofs, green walls and pop-up parks – and tools to help cities set urban greening targets – will be the focus of the new Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub under the National Environmental Science Programme. Launched today at the Koori Heritage Trust in Melbourne, the hub will also conduct experiments in urban re-wilding…

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…

Government moves to reduce organic waste in landfill

Businesses can now seek support from the Australian Government for projects to keep greenhouse-gas producing organic waste out of landfill. A method to benefit organisations that deal with food or garden waste is now available under the Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The Emissions Reduction Fund provides positive incentives for Australian businesses to adopt smarter…

New Kakadu National Park management plan now in effect

The sixth management plan for one of Australia’s greatest natural and cultural attractions – Kakadu National Park – is now in effect. The new management plan outlines the strategy for protecting and promoting this World Heritage listed park for the next 10 years. The plan takes an adaptive approach to park management, encouraging the ongoing…

Grants Boost Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula have been given a boost with $9,000 going to two local groups to continue their good work. Seawinds Men’s Shed at Rosebud West has received $7,000 for the installation of the electrical work to support the development of a computer room while Main Ridge Men’s Shed received $2,000 for…

Ecotourism opportunities in Christmas Island National Park

The unique national park on Christmas Island – home of the famous red crabs – has the potential to become an ecotourism treasure, adding to the growing market for nature based tourism in Australia. Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Tourism Minister Richard Colbeck today announced the opportunity available for tourism operators to explore the potential…

Turnbull Government boosting South Australia’s solar futu

The Turnbull Government is helping community groups in South Australia to do their bit for the environment at the same time as reducing their electricity bills. Seventeen community groups in the cities of Playford and Salisbury are to share $300,000 to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems on their buildings under round two of the…