Vote for your favourite billboard

It’s an election year in Victoria, but the Opposition’s current policies would devastate our local clean energy industry and reverse efforts to cut climate pollution (more info below).

So we asked for your creative responses to the phrase: “The community supports clean energy. Why won’t the Victorian Liberal Party?” — Now we’ve chosen the winning ideas and it’s up to YOU to choose your favourite.

In April the winner will go on a billboard in the electorate of Shadow Minister for Renewable Energy David Southwick.

Click on the image of your favourite billboard to register your vote.


Thanks and congratulations to the 4 finalists:

  • Option 1: Concept by Janette Connard, Black Rock
  • Option 2: Concept by Greg, Geelong West
  • Option 3: Concept by Ric Benjamin, Caulfield North
  • Option 4: Concept by Paul Korczak-krzeczowski, Kew

All artwork mock ups by DesignGood studios.

After the billboard is removed we will upcycle the billboard fabric into a one-of-a-kind shoulderbag by local designer and maker Matt Thomson. You can find out more about what he does at

Background information

As an independent charity, we believe the public deserves to know where their elected representatives stand on clean energy.

Right now, key clean energy and climate change policies do not have bipartisan support in Victoria.

Perhaps the best example is the Victorian Renewable Energy Target, which aims to power Victoria with 40% clean energy by 2025.

Modelling by Ernst & Young found the VRET will cut Victoria’s climate pollution, create more than 9000 jobs and lower power bills.

Research commissioned by Sustainability Victoria shows 84 percent of Victorians support the VRET, and yet the Victorian Coalition voted against it in Parliament. They have also pledged to repeal it if elected, sabotaging our local clean energy industry.

The Victorian Coalition’s recent public position on climate change and clean energy also includes:

  • Spreading misinformation about Hazelwood power station’s closure
  • Promising to re-open Hazelwood (something that is both irresponsible and impossible)
  • Opposing new laws to reduce climate emissions
  • Voting against an increase to the solar feed-in tariff, which gives solar owners a fairer price for the electricity their panels produce
  • Trying to build a new coal power station in the Latrobe Valley
  • Mining gas fields on prime farming land (to drill for gas that doesn’t exist in commercial quantities).

Click to show a much more detailed analysis of the track record of the two major parties competing to form government in November

Closer to the election we’ll have a much more comprehensive summary of the climate and environment policies of ALL parties represented in the Parliament