This Budget includes:
Mitigating the risks of bushfires
$43.3 million to help mitigate the risks and impacts of bushfires throughout Victoria.
Strengthening the recycling sector
$34.9 million for immediate measures to strengthen the Victorian recycling sector.
Protecting the environment from pollution and waste
$15 million for the Environment Protection to better protect Victoria’s environment from pollution and waste.
Maintaining park ranger positions
$6.9 million to conserve Victoria's parks by maintaining park ranger positions, ensuring Victorians can continue to enjoy our state’s parks.
Victoria’s Coastcare program
Managing the spread of weeds and pests
$2.7 million in grants to rural and regional councils to manage the spread of weeds and pests and protect Victoria’s agricultural industry.
Climate change strategy
$2 million to develop Victoria’s first climate change strategy under the world-leading Climate Change Act (2017) to guide Victoria in tackling emissions reduction, addressing climate change and creating jobs in a low-carbon future.
Protecting our waterways
In addition, the Government is providing $23.7 million to protect our waterways, improve water management and assist drought-affected communities, including:
- $6 million to support integrated water management projects that allow smarter use of water in our cities and towns
- $5.1 million to extend protections for our waterways in Melbourne’s west and continue to improve management of the Yarra River
Reviewed 24 May 2019