Coalition delivers major solar boost to Surf Coast Shire

Local organisations in the Surf Coast Shire are the latest beneficiary of the Coalition’s commitment to boost renewable energy in our communities with seven new solar projects soon to be rolled out. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt and Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson, today announced that seven community groups will share more than…

National Landcare grants start to flow across Corangamite

Funding of $743,900 will help restore and improve coastlines throughout Corangamite and the surf coast including in the communities of Jan Juc, Anglesea, Airey’s Inlet, Ocean Grove and St Leonards. The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, will support local groups and land managers with grants aimed at achieving an…

Green Army projects help the natural environment thrive

The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port region is hosting ten projects under Round Four of the Coalition Government’s Green Army programme. Flinders MP and Environment Minister Greg Hunt said the ten local projects across the Dunkley and Flinders electorates would benefit the habitats of our native species for years to come. “I was delighted to…

Coalition’s Climate Change policy delivers major benefits for the Great Barrier Reef

The Turnbull Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund is helping Australia play its part in tackling climate change while also delivering significant environmental co-benefits for the Great Barrier Reef. In what is a strong endorsement by Labor of the Coalition’s climate change policy, the Queensland Labor Government has formed a partnership with GreenCollar to take advantage of…

Applications open for new Green Army local environment projects

Applications for Round Five of the Australian Government’s Green Army programme are now open. The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local communities to undertake environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia while offering participants valuable skills and practical experience. The Green Army has been a huge success with 1145…

Threatened species strategy on track for 2020

I am delighted to provide an update on our work for threatened species at the Western Port Biosphere’s Biodiversity Forum, which shares the strategy’s focus on science, action and partnerships. Under the Western Port Biosphere project, supported by Australian Government funding, 184 hectares of remnant vegetation will be protected and 36 hectares revegetated by the…

New plans set threatened species on road to recovery

The Turnbull Government has released new plans to help save four birds and mammals prioritised for action under the nation’s first Threatened Species Strategy, marking another milestone in the fight for their survival. These recovery plans show us how to best target efforts to conserve the Regent honeyeater, Orange-bellied Parrot, Mallee Emu-wren and Mountain Pygmy…