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From the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Ryan Smith



The Hon Ryan Smith MP


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A re-elected Napthine Government will invest more than $500,000 to make Carrum Beach an even better destination for families, recreational boaters, swimmers and fishing enthusiasts.

Four Wheel Drive Victoria is joining the Victorian Coalition Government's fight to tackle rubbish being dumped on public land.

Helmeted Honeyeaters that have been bred at Healesville Sanctuary as part of a conservation effort to boost numbers of the threatened species were today released into the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve.

A re-elected Napthine Government has committed $3.25 million to the construction of the Warburton Mountain Bike Trail, creating up to 175 jobs in the Yarra Ranges.

Victorians are invited to have their say on the draft master plan for the Shipwreck Coast that opens for consultation today, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said.

The Victorian Coalition Government is investing $1 million to help two social enterprise and charity projects create more jobs in the recycling industry.

A new Victorian Coalition Government campaign, Love Food, Hate Waste, is reminding Victorian households to shop wisely after estimates suggest that Victorians are throwing out a staggering $4 billion worth of food and drink each year. 
 
Victoria’s alpine ski resorts have had the best snow season in a decade delivering an economic boost for regional Victoria, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has announced.  
 
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith joined Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in Melbourne’s iconic Degraves Street to announce $164,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding to boost recycling activity in the CBD.
 
Victoria has again been named Australia’s most litter-free state. 
 
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has announced $500,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding to protect heritage buildings at  the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.  
 
The Victorian Coalition Government is acting to counter Labor’s neglect of Victoria’s vital live music scene through measures announced today as part of the Live Music Action Agenda.
 
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has announced that Victorians will soon be welcoming the first baby gorilla to the Melbourne Zoo family in 14 years.
 
The Victorian Coalition Government has secured the future of the historic Point Nepean Quarantine Station, announcing a $100 million proposal to transform the iconic site into a world-class tourist destination and education precinct.
 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has visited the Cowes Recycling Bank with Liberal candidate for Bass Brian Paynter to inspect Phillip Island’s state-of-the-art recycling site. 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has announced $1 million in Victorian Coalition Government funding to improve visitor facilities along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road coast, including at the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today joined Liberal candidate for Ballarat Ben Taylor and Liberal candidate for Wendouree Craig Coltman to announce that garden waste will soon be collected from Ballarat kerbsides. 
 

“Daniel Andrews and Labor have turned their backs on our environment, turned their backs on creating more jobs for Victorians and turned their backs on their own Labor policy platform.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced the appointment of two new board members to the Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced the appointment of Dr Gillian Sparkes as Victoria’s next Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability.