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Announcement of composting facility in south east Melbourne

On 2 August, I was pleased to announce a $38 million investment by the Turnbull Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, in the South Eastern Organics Processing Facility.

The composting facility will recycle approximately 120,000 tonnes of food and organic waste per year from eight local councils in the south east of Melbourne and produce 50,000 tonnes of high-grade compost for the municipalities’ gardens and parks.

By reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, the facility is expected to abate more than 65,000 tonnes of CO2-e emissions per year – the equivalent of removing almost 14,000 cars from the road per year.

I am pictured below with the project managers and my colleague Chris Crewther, Member for Dunkley.

Address and Q&A at Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch

On 1 August, I delivered an address and participated in a Q&A at an Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Sydney.

I spoke about the transition our energy sector is currently undergoing and the actions the Turnbull Government is taking to deliver cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Chair Steven Skala also participated in the Q&A, with 200 people in attendance.

Q&A at Australian Clean Energy Summit Gala Dinner

On 31 July, I participated in a Q&A with journalist Julia Baird in front of 700 people at the Australian Clean Energy Summit Gala Dinner in Sydney.

The Australian Clean Energy Summit is hosted by the Clean Energy Council and brings together leaders from industry, government and finance.

We discussed the National Energy Guarantee and how it will deliver cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power.

Opening of waste to energy facility in Western Sydney

On 31 July, I officially opened a new waste to energy facility in Western Sydney that will divert 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill per year and produce fuel for cement production.

The Turnbull Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, lent $30 million to ResourceCo to help fund the facility which creates 50 jobs.

Co-owned by ResourceCo and Cleanaway, the facility is expected to reduce the equivalent of at least four million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during the expected life of the equipment. 

The facility also received $5 million worth of grant funding from the Berejiklian Government and New South Wales Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton joined me at the official opening.

National Tree Day

On 31 July, I celebrated National Tree Day at Fritsh Holzer Park Hawthorn with Rotary Club of Hawthorn and Boroondara Council.

National Tree Day encourages people from across the country to join the fun and plant native trees and shrubs to help improve their local environment and community. Over 190,000 Australians participated in this years largest tree - planting and nature care event.

The day also marked 21 years of Fritsh Holzer Park Hawthorn, a former brickworks, then landfill site, that was transformed into a community park by the Rotary Club of Hawthorn, in collaboration with Boroondara Council and the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. It was wonderful to be able to plant trees with the Hawthorn Rotarians to help celebrate this significant milestone with the local community.

National School Tree Day

On 27 July 2018, I had a wonderful morning planting a beautiful Australian native bottlebrush tree with the environment captains and team from Auburn Primary School for National School Tree Day.

National School Tree Day and National Tree Day (Sunday 29 July) is in its 22nd year and is Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It is an opportunity to positively contribute to our local environment and community, as well as to reconnect with nature. More than 4 million people have planted over 24 million trees and plants and it's still growing.

The Turnbull Government is working with the community on a long-term tree-planting effort under its 20 Million Trees Program. We are on track to reach our target to plant 20 million trees by 2020 and achieve our broader goal of re-establishing green corridors and urban forests across Australia.

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Launch of Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel

On 22 July, I attended the launch of the Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel in Melbourne.

Joining me at the launch were colleagues James Paterson, David Southwick, Tim Wilson and Matthew Guy as well as former Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma.

The Victorian Liberal Friends of Israel has been formed to build an even stronger relationship between Liberal party members and supporters and the state of Israel.

National Heritage listing of Queen Victoria Market

On 22 July, I was joined by Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne, and the Hon David Kemp, Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, to announce that the Queen Victoria Market had been added to Australia’s National Heritage List.

This listing recognises the Market’s outstanding heritage value to the nation as the site of Melbourne’s first official burial place and as one of the great 19th century metropolitan markets in Australia.

In becoming the 114th place to be included in the list of Australia’s pre-eminent heritage sites, it elevates the Market to the status of other National Heritage places such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Bondi Beach and the Australian War Memorial.

Visit to Longman with LNP candidate Trevor Ruthenberg

On 20 July, I spent the day with Liberal National Party candidate Trevor Ruthenberg in the electorate of Longman, just north of Brisbane.

We spent the morning with a few local small businesses in Caboolture, discussing a range of issues including jobs, energy and crime. Later, we met with commercial fishers in Sandstone Point and talked about the importance of a sustainable fishing industry and striking a balance between local productivity, jobs and a healthy marine environment.

During the day, we also visited a couple of pre-poll voting centres where there was good support for big Trev ahead of the 28 July by-election.

44th Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum

On Thursday 19 July, I met with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch at the 44th Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Brisbane.

While the Reef continues to face several challenges, the Australian and Queensland governments, along with the wider community, have made significant progress in improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef by improving water quality and culling crown-of-thorns starfish.

This work has been boosted recently thanks to the Turnbull Government’s additional $500 million investment through the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. There has never been a greater, more concerted effort to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.


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