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From the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Ryan Smith



The Hon Ryan Smith MP


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.

The Victorian Coalition Government’s ground-breaking Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) has received international recognition for its work to encourage students to become smarter with their water use.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today invited Victorians to provide feedback on a draft fifteen year vision for the management of more than 900,000 hectares of Victoria’s alpine national parks.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced the appointment of the team that will deliver the Napthine Government’s $7.5 million renovation and reopening of the 100 year old Mt Buffalo Chalet.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced that the waste and recycling sector in regional Victoria is set to receive a $6.4 million boost.

Beaufort Hospital will see its heating bills cut by more than half, thanks to the delivery of the Victorian Coalition Government’s first bio-energy project in the Wimmera region.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today launched the Victorian Coalition Government’s Winter Wise campaign in Ballarat, one of Victoria’s coldest cities and with the oldest homes.

The Victorian Coalition Government has released the draft Grampians Peaks Trail Master Plan that provides the blueprint for the 145km long walking trail from Mount Zero to Dunkeld. 
 

The release of a new online report card shows that the Victorian Coalition Government continues to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has announced the Victorian Coalition Government will provide $75,000 in funding for this year’s National Landcare Conference to be held in Melbourne.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today visited Bairnsdale’s airbase to announce upgrade works to provide greater firefighting capacity and improved conditions for crews, ahead of next fire season.

The Gippsland Lakes is set to benefit from $1.5 million in Victorian Coalition Government funding that will see the health of the lakes boosted through environmental work, research and community programs.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today welcomed the start of construction of the Victorian Coalition Government’s new $5 million Predators’ Precinct at Melbourne Zoo.