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Moreland Council receives grant for mitigating the Urban Heat Island effect

Moreland's social heat vulnerability

Moreland’s social heat vulnerability

Moreland Council has received $80,000 grant funding from the Victorian Government on a project to minimise the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect on vulnerable social housing residents.

The urban heat island effect results when urban surfaces heat up much faster than rural land. With temperatures climbing due to climate change and more extreme heat events predicted, the urban heat island effect will magnify the heat health impacts on the population, especially more vulnerable people like the young, the old, outside workers and those with medical conditions.

The grant funding was part of $1.15 million to support Council driven projects across Victoria in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The funding will assist the Council’s Urban Heat Island Strategy that is presently in draft mode about to go to Council for consideration for formal adoption at Council’s June 2016 meeting.
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May 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

La Trobe Valley coal mine rehabilitation bonds increased to $254 million

Premier Daniel Andrews announces response to Mine fire Inquiry in Morwell

Premier Daniel Andrews announces response to Mine fire Inquiry in Morwell


On Friday the Andrews government announced in Morwell it’s response to the final landmark inquiry into the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire. This includes an initial $50 million in the Victorian state budget to implement the recommendations, and a major increase in the rehabilitation bonds for the three La Trobe Valley coal mines.

“The people of the Latrobe Valley have been completely vindicated. I’m so proud of their efforts. They never gave up and neither will we.” said Premier Dan Andrews.

The recommendations focus on 3 major areas: improving the health outcomes of the La Trobe Valley community, increased monitoring of air pollution, and improve progressive rehabilitation and end of life mine planning.

It highlights the importance of helping the La Trobe Valley transition away from coal, and in putting in place a just transition for the community. The increased focus on health and mine rehabilitation is a necessary first step for this transition.
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April 19, 2016 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Expert statement on extreme heat and health

20160306-heathealth-expert-statementLast week I attended the release and launch of the Climate Council’s latest report of health impacts of extreme heatwaves. Climate change and the urban heat island effect result in increased frequency and intensity of extreme heat events. They are silent killers especially affecting those most vulnerable. Our political leaders need to heed the advice of the experts involved in this Climate Council report on heat health (PDF 4.2MB). They issued a concise statement calling for action (reproduced in full below).
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March 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Extreme heat events requires climate adaptation and building resilience

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We hope you have adapted to the heatwaves this summer in Melbourne. The change in the frequency, duration and intensity of Extreme heat events has been shown to be clearly linked to climate change and human carbon pollution.

It was gratifying to see the heat health threat has been amplified during recent emergency services briefings such as on Tuesday 12 January.

This clearly needed to happen as heat stress and heat related mortality is a substantial issue that has been poorly adressed in the past.
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January 16, 2016 at 2:14 pm 2 comments


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