INNOVATORS IN MELBOURNE ELECTORATE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to deliver lasting action on climate change, with the announcement of recipients from the Northern Metropolitan Region of the Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation grants.

Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos, today announced a total of $768,866 in grants to support organisations in the Melbourne Electorate to become local leaders in the development of innovative solutions to the challenges of climate change.

The program recognises Victoria’s significant industry capabilities, including education and professional services which make us well placed to tackle the challenges of climate change.

Recipients of the grants include:

$252,800              The University of Melbourne      Growing Landscape Carbon: An Online Brokerage Platform for Integrating Trees in Rural Landscapes

$78,000                RMIT University                            Self-sensing flood resilient smart roads

$78,066                 RMIT University                            A rapidly deployable fire protective system for Firefighters

$270,000              RMIT University                            Enhanced Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for Improving the well-being of Vulnerable Population in Victoria

$90,000                ClimateWorks Australia               Electric vehicle ready local government fleets

The grants program delivers on the Government’s lasting action on climate change, and the program reiterates the importance and awareness that working towards a solution is everyone’s responsibility.

The Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation will run a workshop in April for successful projects.

Victoria is taking action on climate change, and delivering VRET targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.


Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Jenny Mikakos

“I congratulate the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and ClimateWorks Australia for their hard work in helping to deliver a cleaner future.”

“We know how important this work is – that’s why we’re working together with these organisations to provide real solutions to combat climate change.”