Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan):
My adjournment matter is directed to the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, MP, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes. My adjournment matter relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities for energy, environment and climate change.
Minister, the Andrews Labor government is leading the way in reforming Victoria’s waste and recycling industry to pave the way for a more eco-friendly and sustainable future. Seventeen local councils will share more than $1 million in grants to deliver education and behavioural change campaigns ahead of the transition to a four-bin recycling service.
Victorians will soon be sorting their household waste and recycling into four bins—with a separate bin for glass recycling and food and garden organics. This forms part of our state’s circular economy policy, with the aim of diverting 80 per cent of waste from landfill by 2030. All local government areas will transition to a new glass service by 2027 and a new food and garden organics service by 2030. Some local governments, like Hobsons Bay City Council and Macedon Ranges Shire Council, are leading the way in the rollout, having already introduced new kerbside bins.
This support will assist councils to provide the tools for Victorians to understand what is changing and how they can contribute to our state’s circular economy. This investment coincides with the over $515 million invested into the Andrews Labor government’s significant reform of the waste and recycling industry. This includes $380 million to deliver Recycling Victoria, which works towards reducing waste, boosting jobs and creating a circular economy.
The action I seek from the minister is to please advise me how constituents in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region will be made aware of this important initiative.