Delivering for Ballarat

Protecting the environment

Healthy and clean local environments are so important to regional communities.

Whether it’s taking strong action on climate change, protecting local parks and reserves or safeguarding our unique flora and fauna, environmental protections are a key priority for the Morrison Government.


The Morrison Government is supporting valuable environmental projects being undertaking by the following:

  • Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat Incorporated
  • Friends of Cornish Hill Inc
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Moorabool Landcare Network
  • Napoleons Enfield Landcare Group Inc
  • Trentham Golf Club
  • Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Inc


  • Transforming Australia’s recycling sector with the $190 Recycling Modernisation Fund;
  • Investing in environmental research through the $290 million National Environmental Science Program; and
  • Delivering $200 million for urgent wildlife and habitat recovery projects in the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires.


The Morrison Government’s climate action programs include the following:  

These programs are underpinned by the following Government policies on climate action:

Media Releases

$1 billion transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling industry

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SUSSAN LEY AND ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR WASTE REDUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TREVOR EVANS The Morrison Government will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that will generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s

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Media Releases

Australia at the forefront of environmental science

Joint Media Release from Minister for the Environment,  The Hon Susan Ley MP and Senator The Hon Sarah Henderson World Environment Day is a reminder for all Australians of the importance of practical environmental steps we can all take to protect our environment and our native species. The Morrison Government

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Media Releases

New funding for local environment projects in the Ballarat Electorate

Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, today announced that the Blampied-Kooroocheang Landcare Group had been awarded $15,000 under the Morrison Liberal Government’s Communities Environment Program. “This program is all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve our local environment,” Senator Henderson

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