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Gas advice webinar now live

Infrastructure Victoria held an online Q&A webinar to share the key early findings from the Towards 2050: Gas infrastructure in a zero emissions economy interim report. Attendees heard from Project Director Elissa McNamara, CEO Michel Masson and Deputy CEO Jonathan Spear. You can view the slides here, or watch the recording below.

Change on the way for how Victorians use natural gas

All Victorians are invited to have their say on the future of gas infrastructure as the state transforms to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Infrastructure Victoria, the state’s independent infrastructure advisory authority, today released its interim evidence base and report to the Victorian Government on the role of gas infrastructure in a zero emissions […]

The (B)ins and outs of recycling

How well do you understand recycling? Do you know what material goes in which bin and why? No, this isn’t a trashy trivia, we’re on a mission to clean up confusion around recycling in the interest of building a zero-waste, circular economy. We were thrilled to see the Victorian Government’s recent announcement on recycling reforms […]

Getting to the root of Victoria’s tree canopy struggle

Our tree canopies are struggling for space with small lots, renovated homes, new townhouses and apartment blocks, all of which are accommodating Victoria’s growing population. When we use the word ‘infrastructure’, we’re not just talking about roads and buildings. Environmental infrastructure can refer to parks, green open spaces and corridors, woodlands, open countryside, sporting fields […]

Second-hand electric car market could drive down prices

Powering government, private and rideshare fleets with electric cars could unlock a second-hand market and make them more accessible for everyday Victorians, a community panel has recommended. Accessibility and affordability were two of the key barriers to electric car uptake that 211 everyday Victorians discussed in response to the question of: “How should the Victorian […]

Community panel looks to drive down Victoria’s vehicle emissions

Ways to speed up Victoria’s switch to low and zero emissions vehicles have been identified in the state’s largest ever deliberative engagement [i] program, commissioned by Infrastructure Victoria. A community panel of 211 Victorians took part in a month-long virtual workshop series to answer the question of: “How should the Victorian Government support more people […]

Renewable energy generation and future-proofing homes as Victoria’s climate changes

As we’ve sweltered and shivered through an indecisive summer, Victoria’s weather continues to keep forecasters on their toes.  But the question of whether to take a jacket to brunch is far from our most pressing concern. The recent heat and extreme weather is a timely reminder of Victoria’s changing climate, and that our infrastructure needs […]

How cycling to work could wheely help our city

Encouraging more people to travel around inner Melbourne by bike or on foot is a key driver in getting the city moving again…pardon the pun.  Cycling and walking are great for health and wellbeing. Doing either for just 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can significantly reduce the disease burden from physical inactivity. But there also […]

Flexible work times, protected bike lanes and permanent off-peak fares can cut congestion and get Melbourne moving safely again

Flexible start and finish times, safer cycling infrastructure, permanently cheaper fares for buses and off-peak travel are needed to reduce Melbourne’s worsening congestion and get Melbourne moving again as workers return to the city. New modelling by the state’s independent infrastructure body shows congestion in inner Melbourne could reduce average vehicle speeds by 20-30% compared […]

Improving resilience in the face of emergencies

Summer is here, and with it brings hot days, extreme weather and an increased risk of bushfire.   This year more than ever we have seen just how important it is for Victoria’s infrastructure to be resilient in the face of emergencies and disasters, such as bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keeping communities safe and functioning during emergencies and disasters is […]

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