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.

Australia is playing its part on climate change, having met our 2020 commitments and is on track to meet and beat our 2030 target.

Australia’s emissions are now 19% lower than in 2005 and at their lowest level since 1995.

Australia is on the pathway to net zero and our goal is to get there as soon as we possibly can, preferably by 2050.

We will do this with a practical, technology-focused approach. Technology not taxes.

Already, we have the highest uptake of rooftop solar in the world and are supporting major energy storage projects like Snowy 2.0 and Battery of the Nation.

In the 2021-22 Budget, we are investing a further $1.6 billion to fund priority technologies, including clean hydrogen and energy storage.

Our approach will strengthen the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions.

The 2021 Budget also provides over $480 million in new funding for the environment, including $100 million to protect our oceans.

The Morrison Government is also investing in upgrading our recycling capabilities, creating jobs and reducing waste sent to landfill.

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.