THE parliamentary inquiry into how to tackle climate change in Victorian communities will hold a public hearing and conduct site inspections in Mildura on Thursday.
The Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will meet with Mildura Rural City Council, Swan Hill and Loddon Mallee New Energy Taskforce, Mallee Regional Innovation Centre and Mallee Climate Action Group. “We have spoken with a range of communities across Victoria over the past several months and this is the chance for us to hear about local initiatives and ideas from among the Mildura community,” the committee chair, Darren Cheeseman, said.
The public hearing will be held from 10 am to 1.15pm at Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre.
“We’re keen to learn about some of the work already underway to mitigate climate change and to find out how government can best support local efforts,” Mr Cheeseman said.
Following the hearing the Committee will visit the NRMA electric vehicle fast charging station and the Mildura Eco Village.
“An important aspect of this inquiry is seeing firsthand the innovation that is happening in regional Victoria and to learn whether local initiatives can have broader application in other parts of our state,” Mr Cheeseman said.
The schedule for the hearing is available on the committee’s website along with submissions received and transcripts from some of the earlier hearings.