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…

Green Army looking after our coast from Lorne to Anglesea

A Corangamite Green Army team is working to protect and improve the environment along the coast from Lorne to Anglesea. This team is a great example of local young people working with their community to achieve practical environmental outcomes for their local area. Federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, said there are six Green…

$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…

Sky News Interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…. Topics: Direct Action, China Emissions Trading Scheme, electricity prices LAURA JAYES: Well joining me now is the Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, thanks so much for your time. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure Laura. LAURA JAYES: Do you agree – if China does impose this cap and trade scheme, will it be a…

G21 Geelong Regional Alliance Speech Q&A

E&OE…. Topics: Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water, Heritage, Cities, China ETS announcement GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Sarah, to all of the Mayors, and CEOs, the community representatives right across the five municipalities. There was a great phrase from T. E. Lawrence – who might be known to many of you as Lawrence…

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…

ABC Lateline Interview with Tony Jones

E&OE…. Topics: Bureau of Meteorology, renewable energy, Direct Action, climate change, carbon tax TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Let's go to Melbourne now. We're joined by the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt. Thanks for being there. GREG HUNT, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER: Pleasure, Tony. TONY JONES: First of all, is it true that Tony Abbott tried to set up a…

$39 million for local councils in the Flinders electorate

Local governments in Flinders are set to benefit from $39 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Program in 2015-16. The Australian Government is providing $2.3 billion to local governments nationwide in 2015-16. This includes $1.1 billion in Financial Assistance Grants already paid to councils to ensure immediate access to untied funding…

$1.6 million for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership

The Australian Government will invest a further $600,000 in the health of the Gladstone Harbour. This will build on the $1 million already committed to ensure that the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership continues to guide environmental management and improvement. The announcement, made by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, has been welcomed by federal member…