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Councils collaborate on sustainable development planning

Twenty-four Victorian councils have collaborated on an application to state planning authorities that aims to ensure that all new developments are designed to be climate resilient and sustainable. The two-dozen high-profile local government organisations submitted a Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The PSA seeks to change […]

Legislation updates

New incentives for energy efficient cold rooms

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has published the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment (Cold room) Regulations 2021 and the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) Specifications 2018 Version 10.0. The Victorian Energy Upgrades program sets state-wide targets to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer businesses and households access to discounted energy-efficient products […]

Public comment

Updates to incentives for refrigerated cabinets

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is updating the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program for refrigerated cabinets. Refrigerated cabinets are designed to store and display chilled and/or frozen food items, and are typically used in retail stores such as supermarkets, petrol stations, liquor outlets and smaller food and beverage vendors. The VEU […]

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Suppliers sought for home heating and cooling program

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is inviting HVAC&R companies to express their interest in becoming registered suppliers for the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades program. The Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades (HHCU) program has the goal of helping 250,000 low-income and vulnerable households improve their thermal comfort by offering rebates […]

Energy efficiency
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Plan to expand energy-efficiency upgrades

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has opened a public consultation to expand the range of energy efficiency upgrades available to households and businesses, as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. The VEU program is established under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Act 2007 to help Victoria reduce its […]

Public comment

Next steps for phase-out of open-flued gas space heaters

Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has released a regulatory impact statement (RIS) on the phase-out of open-flued gas space heaters. The RIS is open for public consultation until February 22, 2021. Under certain circumstances, open-flued gas space heaters pose a risk of releasing unhealthy and sometimes lethal concentrations of carbon monoxide […]

Gas
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RIS for open flued gas heaters

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is undertaking a review and regulatory impact statement (RIS) process to consider options to address risks from open flued gas space heaters. Open flued gas space heaters pose a risk of releasing unhealthy and sometimes lethal concentrations of carbon monoxide into buildings.  Malfunctioning, poorly or infrequently […]

Local communities
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Victoria’s 3CA Grants program

Applications are open for Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program. The 3CA Grants program is designed to help local Victorian communities adapt to climate change impacts in their region. It is part of the Victorian Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt initiative, a three-year program […]

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DELWP releases new plumbing regulations

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has released draft Plumbing Regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation. The new regulations are the result of the early public consultation phase that occurred in March 2017 and the subsequent targeted consultation process. Key changes proposed include: Additional experience requirements for […]