Protecting our environment

As a parent and member of our local community, I take seriously the responsibility we all have as custodians of our environment.

The 2020 Budget includes a further $1.8 billion in funding to help our wildlife recover from the Black Summer bushfires and to protect and enhance our magnificent natural environment.

We are also investing $250 million to modernise our recycling infrastructure, stop more than 600,000 tonnes of waste ending up in landfill, and create a further 10,000 jobs.

Read more about the Budget’s key measures for the environment here.

Locally I am proud to support a number of  environmental initiatives including:

  • $900,000 in greening and revegetation programs throughout Kooyong including at Chandler Reserve, Willsmere Park, Yarra Flats, Fairview Park, South Surrey Park, Koonung Creek Reserve, Winfield Park, Maranoa Gardens, Beckett Park and throughout the Yarra River and Koonung Creek corridors.
  • Helping local community organisations become energy sustainable with grants for solar panels.
  • $2 million to protect and restore the Yarra River including $500,000 for the Yarra Riverkeeper.