Clean-Tech And Environment Protection

Victoria's environment is rich and diverse. Our natural assets help sustain economic prosperity and liveability in our urban and regional communities.

Victoria's high standard of environmental protection enables us to enjoy clean air and water, picturesque and fertile landscapes, and an abundance of wildlife. Protecting these natural assets is key to maintaining our quality of life. 

Victoria is also home to an established clean-tech industry, which is expected to grow as we build our resilience to climate change and move towards an efficient and carbon neutral economy.

Our capabilities in waste management, resource recovery, renewable energy and green infrastructure strengthen our focus and commitment to creating more liveable, climate-adaptive communities.

Victoria's Clean-Tech Capabilities

Victoria's capabilities in the clean-tech sector, include:

  • leading edge research and development facilities and institutions, for example in carbon fibre
  • a highly skilled and experienced workforce
  • a state-wide smart meter system, proving a rich source of energy data
  • an abundance of renewable energy resources
  • access to advanced manufacturing facilities and infrastructure
  • proximity to and connectivity with high growth Asian economies.

Victorian businesses, global organisations and international governments are already leveraging these strengths as demand for advice, products and services in clean-tech increases, within Australia and throughout the world.

For more information on Victoria's clean-tech and environment initiatives visit:

TAKE2 Pledge Program
Victoria's Wind Energy Industry
Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036
Victoria's Climate Change Adaptation Plan
New Energy Technologies Sector Strategy
Sustainability Victoria Waste and Resource Recovery Prospectus
Victoria's Renewable Energy Roadmap

Case Study: Yarra Valley Water Waste To Energy Facility

In an Australian first of its kind, Yarra Valley Water has constructed a waste to energy facility linked to a sewage treatment plant. The purpose built facility will provide an environmentally friendly disposal solution for commercial organic waste. When the facility is fully commissioned in March 2017, it is expected that it will divert 33,000 tonnes of commercial food waste from landfill each year.

Find out more: Yarra Valley Water waste to energy facility

Image courtesy: Yarra Valley Water

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