VICTORIA

Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards are now open for entries

Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards are now open for entries

Victoria's sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards and share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state.

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SV appoints new directors

SV appoints new directors

Sustainability Victoria has appointed three new directors to lead the organisation through the next phase of the delivery of its SV2020 strategy.

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Snowy Hydro expansion could boost the flexibility and resilience of Australia's energy system

Snowy Hydro expansion could boost the flexibility and resilience of Australia's energy system

According to the Clean Energy Council, the Federal Government's $2 billion plan to upgrade the Snowy Hydro Scheme could boost the flexibility of Australia's energy system and help it make the best possible use of the country's world-leading renewable...

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EPA approves Ravenhall landfill extension

EPA approves Ravenhall landfill extension

The Victorian EPA has granted a works approval application for Landfill Operations Pty Ltd (Cleanaway) to extend its Melbourne Regional Landfill at Ravenhall, 22km west of Melbourne's CBD.

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Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

The present government in Victoria has announced that the targets for renewable energy (meaning renewable electricity) are 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. In addition to this, there has been a target announced that Victoria will be GHG emission neutral by...

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Aker Flowerbulbs' solar scheme providing substantial savings

Aker Flowerbulbs' solar scheme providing substantial savings

Aker Flowerbulbs, a bulb farm located at Silvan in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges, is substantially reducing the amount spent on energy for their operations through the use of their solar system and off-peak grid power.

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Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking an ambitious four-year strategy to position them as a sector-leader in sustainability across all aspects of the institution with plans set out in their newly released, institution-wide Sustainability...

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Joint procurement approved; councils save $200,000

Joint procurement approved; councils save $200,000

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved Victoria's North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group's (NEWRRG) application to jointly procure, which the group said would save the region an estimated $200,000.

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Arcadis appoints urban development expert as inaugural Melbourne city executive

Arcadis appoints urban development expert as inaugural Melbourne city executive

Arcadis Australia Pacific has announced the appointment of urban development expert Pru Anderson in the newly created role of Melbourne City executive to support the company's strong continued growth in the Victorian capital.

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Council officers participate in illegal dumping enforcement training

Council officers participate in illegal dumping enforcement training

Council enforcement officers across Victoria have participated in training this week to help them tackle littering and illegal dumping in their municipalities and regions.

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