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VICTORIAN WIND FARMS TO HELP POWER CANBERRA

Posted on 06. Feb, 2015 by .

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The Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, today congratulated two Victorian wind farm companies for winning the right to help power the Australian Capital Territory. The Windlab Systems and RES companies were two of three successful bidders at an ACT Government wind farm auction, announced today by the ACT Government. Windlab Systems is an […]

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NAPTHINE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT RENEWABLE MEANS

Posted on 05. Jun, 2014 by .

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Denis Napthine wants a renewable energy scheme to fund non-renewable energy. The Napthine Government’s submission on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) says that gas projects should be included in the scheme. Gas is not a renewable source of energy. Denis Napthine’s submission echoes a recent proposal by NSW Federal MP Angus Taylor, who also worked […]

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JOB LOSSES LOOM BUT NAPTHINE STAYS SILENT

Posted on 29. May, 2014 by .

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Denis Napthine isn’t speaking up against the Abbott Government’s widely expected cut to the job-creating Renewable Energy Target (RET). More than a dozen wind farm projects have been put on hold while the future of the RET is in doubt. 6379 jobs are at risk, including 700 jobs in Mr Napthine’s electorate alone. Governments across […]

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BAILLIEU TRAILING THE NATION ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by .

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The Baillieu Government is trailing the nation on delivering a secure, affordable and renewable energy future for Victoria Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said today. The O’Farrell New South Wales Liberal Government today released a ‘Renewable Energy Action Plan’ outlining 28 actions to assist NSW to meet the Government’s target of 20% renewable energy […]

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BAILLIEU CUTS STATE SOLAR SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by .

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In a huge blow to Victorian households the Baillieu Government has moved today to cut the solar feed-in-tariff scheme, Shadow Minister for Energy and Consumer Protection Lily D’Ambrosio said today. Victoria’s new solar feed-in-tariff has been cut by over 60 per cent back to just eight cents per kilowatt hour down from the original 25 […]

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LADY APRIL HAMER AND BRACKS UNITE TO SAVE GREEN WEDGE

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Baillieu Government support for open slather development has prompted an impassioned plea from the widow of former Liberal Premier Sir Rupert Hamer and former Labor Premier Steve Bracks, for a return to a bipartisanship approach on protecting Melbourne’s precious “Green Wedge”. Labor’s shadow planning spokesman, Brian Tee, said the Baillieu Government had ripped away 4000 […]

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BAILLIEU’S ENVIRONMENT POLICY FREE ZONE

Posted on 15. Aug, 2012 by .

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After almost two years in government Mr Baillieu has succeeded in taking Victoria’s environment backwards essentially vacating the environment policy area, Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville said today. Ms Neville said the Baillieu Government had failed to produce a clear policy direction on environmental issues and an environmental statement, which […]

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BAILLIEU THREATENS TO DIG UP NATIONAL PARKS

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by .

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Environment Minister Ryan Smith must rule out mining of Victoria’s world renowned national parks, Shadow Environment Minister Lisa Neville said today. Ms Neville said the Baillieu Government had called on the Victorian Environmental Assesssment Council (VEAC) to investigate an expansion of small scale mining in national parks. Ms Neville said parks under consideration for small […]

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VICTORIA LOSES ENERGY INVESTMENT AND JOBS UNDER BAILLIEU

Posted on 25. Jul, 2012 by .

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Regional and Rural Victoria has missed out on billions of investment dollars due to the Baillieu Government’s anti-renewable energy policy, Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said today. Ms D’Ambrosio said Victoria’s renewable energy investment over the past year has gone backwards under Baillieu, while South Australia had won more than $5 billion worth of […]

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BAILLIEU IN HOT WATER ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROMISE

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by .

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Baillieu Government inaction is costing some families hundreds of dollars each year in higher energy bills, Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said today. The Baillieu Government has failed to follow through on a commitment, given at a ministerial council meeting 19 months ago, to phase out old and inefficient water heaters in existing homes. […]

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BAILLIEU ABANDONS ENVIRONMENT ONE YEAR ON

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by .

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The Baillieu Government’s environmental credentials are in tatters after one year in office, Shadow Minister for the Environment, Lisa Neville, said today. Ms Neville said Mr Baillieu failed to take an environment policy to the election and 12 months later the reasons for this were very clear. “In 12 months, the Baillieu Government has done […]

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BAILLIEU AXES STANDARD SOLAR SCHEME BY STEALTH

Posted on 17. Oct, 2011 by .

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Families installing solar panels will miss out on a standard incentive payment with the Baillieu Government caught out walking away from jobs and protecting the environment. The standard or ‘one-for-one’ tariff was paid to the householder or small organisation for surplus electricity fed back into the grid at the same price retailers paid for electricity. […]

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BAILLIEU’S SOLAR SCHEME SPARKS SAFETY FEARS

Posted on 21. Sep, 2011 by .

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The Baillieu Government’s decision to abruptly end support for roof-top solar had created a massive rush to install systems sparking safety fears, the Shadow Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, said today. Ms D’Ambrosio today visited a Port Melbourne solar installer, Sun Empire Solar Systems, to discuss industry concerns about the Baillieu Government’s decision to scrap […]

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BAILLIEU’S ANTI-WIND FARM LAWS THREATEN PORT FAIRY JOBS

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .

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Two approved wind farms in Victoria’s south-west are among a number under threat because of the Baillieu Government’s new anti-wind farm laws, the Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee, said today. Mr Tee said the new laws may force the wind farm developer to abandon the Hawkesdale and Ryan Corner wind farm projects in Port […]

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BAILLIEU’S ANTI-WIND FARM LAWS KILLS OFF JOBS

Posted on 09. Sep, 2011 by .

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Victorian State Labor will move to revoke Premier Baillieu’s anti-wind laws that will kill off Victoria’s wind farm industry at the expense of investment, jobs and the environment, the Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee, said today. Mr Tee today stepped up Labor’s attack against Mr Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws, announcing Labor will spearhead a […]

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BAILLIEU ABANDONS SOLAR COSTING JOBS AND INVESTMENT

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .

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The Baillieu Government has delivered a massive blow to Victoria’s burgeoning solar industry that will cost hundreds of jobs across the State, the Shadow Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, said today. Ms D’Ambrosio said today’s announcement to abolish the premium solar feed-in tariff scheme was bad news for the solar industry, Victorian jobs and the […]

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REGIONAL JOBS ON HOLD AS BAILLIEU DITHERS ON SOLAR

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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Millions of dollars of investment and hundreds of new jobs for regional Victoria are at risk because of the Baillieu-Ryan Government’s lack of support for solar power generation, the Shadow Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, said today. Ms D’Ambrosio said the Baillieu-Ryan Government had dithered on solar for nine months and forced a leading renewable […]

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BAILLIEU’S SECRET PLAN TO CHOP UP GREEN WEDGES EXPOSED

Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by .

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A Baillieu Government audit of green wedges could see Melbourne’s “lungs” thrown open to housing and commercial development, the Shadow Planning Minister, Brian Tee, said today. Mr Tee said Planning Minister Matthew Guy had confirmed he will write to local councils to seek their advice on rezoning green wedges. “Mr Guy and Premier Baillieu are […]

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BAILLIEU’S WIND FARM POLICY TO COST RATEPAYERS

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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Premier Ted Baillieu’s first State Budget has failed to provide funding for regional councils who will be burdened with more red tape following the Baillieu Government’s decision to give planning authority for wind farms to councils. Shadow Planning Minister Brian Tee said regional councils would be forced to increase rates to cover costs for processing […]

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BAILLIEU BACKS BROWN COAL OVER GREEN JOBS

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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The Baillieu Government’s decision to scrap Labor’s plan to partially close Hazelwood power station highlights it doesn’t care about Victoria’s future, Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said today. “Mr Baillieu’s decision to keep Hazelwood fully operating is disgraceful,” Ms D’Ambrosio said. “There’s no doubt this was a challenging task but Labor was committed to […]

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BAILLIEU’S BUDGET CONTINUES TO IGNORE THE ENVIRONMENT

Posted on 05. May, 2011 by .

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The Baillieu Government has put the environment last in its State Budget, Shadow Environment Minister Lisa Neville said today. “Mr Baillieu has failed to outline how he will tackle the challenge of climate change,” Ms Neville said. “It is hard to take Mr Baillieu’s commitment to the environment seriously after he failed to go to […]

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NEW MUMS AND SENIORS GET HELP TO SAVE ON BILLS

NEW MUMS AND SENIORS GET HELP TO SAVE ON BILLS

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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More than 30,000 first time mothers and seniors who access Home and Community Care (HACC) services will get help to live more sustainably and reduce costs on water and energy bills under a future Labor Government. Labor will implement a $1.5 million Sustainable Living strategy including: Implementing a new education campaign to provide information to […]

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INFIGHTING REVEALS GREENS POLITICAL PARTY HAVE NO POLICY ON HAZELWOOD

INFIGHTING REVEALS GREENS POLITICAL PARTY HAVE NO POLICY ON HAZELWOOD

Posted on 24. Nov, 2010 by .

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The Victorian Greens Political Party is imploding as infighting reveals they have no real plans for action on Hazelwood Power Station. Minister for Energy and Resources Peter Batchelor said the true nature of the Greens Political Party had been revealed today with the dumping of Greens candidate Cheryl Wragg for telling the real truth about […]

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LABOR DELIVERS SOLAR BOOST FOR BENDIGO

LABOR DELIVERS SOLAR BOOST FOR BENDIGO

Posted on 23. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Brumby Labor Government will make available land north of Bendigo for the development of a medium to large-scale solar power station. In Bendigo today with Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan, Premier John Brumby announced a future Labor Government would set aside a 75 hectare state-owned site near Bridgewater in a bid to […]

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HELPING LOW INCOME FAMILIES ACCESS SOLAR HOT WATER

HELPING LOW INCOME FAMILIES ACCESS SOLAR HOT WATER

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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Premier John Brumby today announced that a future Labor Government will provide $15 million to low income families to help them gain access to solar hot water technology to become more energy efficient and reduce the cost of energy bills. Mr Brumby and Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings visited solar company Nu Energy […]

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INVESTING IN SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMY

INVESTING IN SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE ECONOMY

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Labor Government will create and secure around 10,000 jobs as part of its response to climate change building on commitments to reduce emissions and create the jobs for the future economy, Premier John Brumby announced today. But these jobs are at risk under a Coalition Government, because Mr Baillieu has made it clear […]

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LABOR TO DELIVER HEALTHY PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT

LABOR TO DELIVER HEALTHY PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT

Posted on 19. Nov, 2010 by .

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A future Brumby Labor Government will build new iconic wilderness walks, create a new coastal park, boost parkland visitor facilities and provide more support for the people and programs that help keep the environment healthy, Premier John Brumby announced today. In the Grampians National Park with Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings and Member […]

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LABOR WIND POLICY SECURES JOBS FOR THE SOUTH-WEST

LABOR WIND POLICY SECURES JOBS FOR THE SOUTH-WEST

Posted on 12. Nov, 2010 by .

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The Brumby Labor Government’s strong policies for wind energy, jobs and investment in regional Victoria were on display today with more than 100 jobs secured in the state’s south-west. Premier John Brumby today announced a new contract for Keppel Prince in Portland to produce wind towers for the Macarthur Wind Farm, which will secure around […]

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APPROVAL FOR YALOAK SOUTH AND MOORABOOL WINDFARMS PROVIDES $880 MILLION BOOST

APPROVAL FOR YALOAK SOUTH AND MOORABOOL WINDFARMS PROVIDES $880 MILLION BOOST

Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by .

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Minister for Energy and Resources Peter Batchelor today welcomed the decision to grant planning permits for the Moorabool and Yaloak South wind energy facilities south of Ballan. The $750 million Moorabool Wind Farm will comprise 107 wind turbines and have the capacity to produce up to 321 megawatts of energy, enough to power more than […]

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SHAW RIVER GAS-FIRED POWER STATION GETS GREEN LIGHT

SHAW RIVER GAS-FIRED POWER STATION GETS GREEN LIGHT

Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by .

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Planning Minister Justin Madden today released the independent assessment of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) and approved a planning scheme amendment to allow the Shaw River Power Station to proceed. Mr Madden said an independent panel was appointed to assess the EES, review the written submissions made during the public exhibition and also undertake public […]

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PERMITS APPROVED FOR $326 MILLION WIND FARM AT ARARAT

PERMITS APPROVED FOR $326 MILLION WIND FARM AT ARARAT

Posted on 22. Oct, 2010 by .

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Planning Minister Justin Madden today approved two planning permits for the use and development of a $326 million wind energy facility at Ararat. Mr Madden said the Ararat Wind Energy Facility would include up to 75 wind generators and will produce up to 247.5 megawatts of electricity, enough power for more than 135,000 homes. “An […]

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WATER PROJECT TO PRESERVE MELBOURNE’S YARRA PARK

WATER PROJECT TO PRESERVE MELBOURNE’S YARRA PARK

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by .

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The long-term environmental future of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra Park received a major boost today, as the Premier unveiled plans for a multi-million water treatment plant. Mr Brumby joined Melbourne Cricket Club chief executive Stephen Gough to inspect plans for the $22 million project which will deliver 180 megalitres of recycled water to Yarra Park and […]

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WORLD-FIRST RECYCLING DRAMATICALLY CUTS LANDFILL WASTE

WORLD-FIRST RECYCLING DRAMATICALLY CUTS LANDFILL WASTE

Posted on 20. Oct, 2010 by .

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Environment and Climate Change Minister Gavin Jennings today officially switched on state-of-the-art recycling machines at Sims Aluminium that will cut by 95 per cent the amount of hazardous waste going to landfill from aluminium recycling. Visiting Sims Aluminium secondary plant in Laverton North, Mr Jennings said the two new “dross” presses would benefit the environment […]

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$33.5 MILLION BOOST TO RECYCLING AND MATERIALS EFFICIENCY – MONASH NUMBER 1, KINGSTON 13TH & GREATER DANDENONG 23RD OUT OF 79

$33.5 MILLION BOOST TO RECYCLING AND MATERIALS EFFICIENCY – MONASH NUMBER 1, KINGSTON 13TH & GREATER DANDENONG 23RD OUT OF 79

Posted on 15. Oct, 2010 by .

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The Brumby Labor Government is providing $33.5 million to Victoria’s local governments, businesses and the recycling industry to increase waste management efficiency and further improve the state’s resource recovery capacity. The announcement of three new funds would provide incentives to councils and businesses to reduce waste generation and improve resource recovery while stimulating the development […]

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GRANTS ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

GRANTS ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

Posted on 15. Oct, 2010 by .

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The Brumby Labor Government is providing up to $7 million in grants to local governments to tackle climate change through sustainable local initiatives. Local Member for Clayton Hong Lim said the grants would be made under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord. The Accord is a partnership agreement to strengthen cooperative efforts between the state government […]

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SOLAR ENERGY TO BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE FOR VICTORIANS

SOLAR ENERGY TO BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE FOR VICTORIANS

Posted on 29. Sep, 2010 by .

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“Solar paint” that produces affordable solar energy for households could soon be a reality thanks to a $5 million Brumby Labor Government grant to Victorian researchers announced today by Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings. Attending the OzBio2010 Conference’s Public Forum Biosciences and Global Warming – options for low CO2 Energy Production, Mr Jennings said making household […]

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SOLAR POWER STATION TO BE BUILT IN VICTORIA’S NORTH-WEST

SOLAR POWER STATION TO BE BUILT IN VICTORIA’S NORTH-WEST

Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by .

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Victoria is set to have the largest solar power station in Australia with the Victorian Government committing $100 million to a new large-scale solar development in the State’s north-west. In Mildura, Mr Brumby announced that the Victorian Government would back a bid by energy company TRUenergy to develop a major new solar plant south of […]

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES GROW FROM DESALINATION GREEN ROOF

JOB OPPORTUNITIES GROW FROM DESALINATION GREEN ROOF

Posted on 16. Sep, 2010 by .

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  Victoria’s new desalination plant will feature a living ‘green roof’ larger than the MCG and the biggest in the southern hemisphere. Premier John Brumby today announced that local Somerville company Fytogreen had secured a $4.3 million contract to design, install and maintain a landscaped, living green roof on top of the desalination plant in […]

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TOYOTA TO MAKE NEXT GENERATION ENGINES IN VICTORIA

TOYOTA TO MAKE NEXT GENERATION ENGINES IN VICTORIA

Posted on 10. Sep, 2010 by .

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Victoria will become the green automotive engine room of Australia after Toyota today announced it would manufacture its next-generation car engines at its Altona plant, securing over 3000 Victorian jobs. Premier John Brumby today joined Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr and staff at the Altona plant and said Toyota would […]

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