The Victorian Government’s four-year Recycling Victoria policy will invest more than $300 million into the state’s waste and recovery sector, including 40.9 million to establish recycling infrastructure in regional areas.
The Victorian Budget will invest an unprecedented $1.6 billion to create renewable energy hubs across its regions, the largest investment in clean energy of any state, ever.
A new innovation centre is bringing together businesses, industry groups, research institutions and not-for-profit organisations to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses.
The Victorian upper house has passed a motion calling on the state government to support a Green New Deal for Victoria – a plan which see it borrow funds at low interest rates to invest in job-creating projects that deal with climate change and social issues.
Victorians are being asked to provide feedback on the proposed model for the state’s container deposit scheme (CDS), which will be rolled out by 2023.
EPA Victoria has approved the extension of a trial that will save weeks, and possibly months, in the work to end problems with hotspots and resulting odour at Kealba landfill.
EPA Victoria has approved an Environment Management Plan (EMP) for Cleanaway’s Ravenhall landfill, as part of its application to receive tunnel boring machine (TBM) spoil from the West Gate Tunnel project.
Earlier this month the Victorian Government announced a $3 billion Business Resilience Package, including a deferral of planned adjustments to the landfill levy.
The Victorian Greens is calling on the the state government to invest in 23 new or expanded recycling facilities by 2025 to meet the state’s needs and ensure high recycling rates.
Sims Resource Renewal (SRR) aims to have 11 resource renewal facilities operating globally by 2030, with the first facility proposed for Campbellfield, Victoria.