Our year in review (2018–19)

Victoria is an amazing place to live and we want to keep it that way.

Across the state, there are myriad projects and programs delivered by Sustainability Victoria for the benefit of the Victorian community – in their businesses, homes, schools and local communities. The collective action we take on climate change and using resources wisely today will help create a sustainable future for us all. 

The future of sustainability is here, as is evident from the stories shared in our Year in Review video 2018–19.

2018–19 highlights

  1. As part of the Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade program, we invested over $2.1 million in improving the thermal comfort of 480 low income Victorian householders
  2. Did you know that Advanced Circular Polymers has been able to reduce mixed plastics headed to landfill and convert them to new products creating a circular economy? This is one of 47 projects that we supported to increase recycling capacity and create local jobs.
  3. We supported 219 businesses undertake audits to reduce waste and increase energy and gas efficiency, identifying cost savings to help boost their bottom line.
  4. Want to know what a footpath from crushed glass and recycled products looks like? Take a look at the results in Geddes Crescent Park, Hoppers Crossing. It’s one example of how we are connecting universities with local governments to create a circular economy. This is one of 13 projects that we funded, investing $1.9 million to support new uses for recycled products.
  5. Through our ResourceSmart Schools program, schools right across the state saved nine million kilowatts per hour of energy and 12,844 tonnes of CO 2 emissions in climate change actions last financial year.
  6. We supported Hepburn Shire Council as it took control of its energy future through its Z-net program. Hepburn Shire is aiming to reach zero-net emissions by 2030.

We are proud to have the opportunity to work alongside the Victorian community every day to accelerate Victoria’s transition towards the State of the Future.

Previous years

Our year in review (2017–18)

We’ve captured the actions of everyday Victorians to show how little by little we can all take steps to protect our environment. When combined, these actions can have a tremendous impact on the world around us.