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Moreland Council receives grant for mitigating the Urban Heat Island effect

Moreland Council has received $80,000 grant funding from the Victorian Government on a project to minimise the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect on vulnerable social housing residents. 588 more words

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An Open Letter for Daniel Andrews and James Merlino

I have a question that I would like to ask of Daniel Andrews and James Merlino.

Any Government will introduce policies with a mixture of success, and with varying responses from the community. 1,089 more words

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Helping Disadvantaged Victorians Find A Job And Keep It- Vic Gov't Press release

2 May 2016 release: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/helping-disadvantaged-victorians-find-a-job-and-keep-it/

Minister for Employment, Jacinta Allan, visited Linfox’s West Melbourne facility today to launch the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) – a key initiative of the newly established Jobs Victoria, funded with $53 million in last week’s… 202 more words

Victorian Coal royalties increase in State Budget

The Andrews Government will increase coal royalties in the 2015/16 budget to approximately match the rate levied in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. This should be welcomed. 514 more words

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Milestones ...

Another huge week at PHQ this week.  Tada!!!! Despite the fact that our official completion of the poppy nets was back on 17 March …. we found that quite a few of our earlier repairs were not up to the standard we would have liked … so we went back over the first 40 nets again.  389 more words

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La Trobe Valley coal mine rehabilitation bonds increased to $254 million

On Friday the Andrews government announced in Morwell it’s response to the final landmark inquiry into the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire. This includes an initial $50 million in the Victorian state budget to implement the recommendations, and a major increase in the rehabilitation bonds for the three La Trobe Valley coal mines. 1,768 more words

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What's happening to level crossings in Melbourne?

The Victorian Government is spending over $6 billion on removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings around Melbourne.

The project, announced in 2014, is being overseen by the Level Crossing Removal Authority and will take approximately eight years to complete, affecting commuters on all metropolitan train lines except for Alamein and Sandringham. 490 more words

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