Mobile coverage for regional train passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with …

New tram to connect city’s south-east

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for locals in Melbourne’s busy south-eastern suburbs to get between Caulfield and Rowville, with planning and design to begin on a new tram route to connect the precincts. The route would provide a fast, alternative transport option for thousands of Victorians …

Innovative lending to boost Victoria’s finance sector

Victoria has become home to Australia’s first purpose-built small to medium enterprise (SME) lender after financial services firm Judo Capital opened its national headquarters in Melbourne today. The headquarters will create more than 100 full-time jobs over the next four years and benefit SMEs wanting to …

Latrobe Valley businesses tap e-commerce markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley businesses affected by the closure of the Hazelwood power station and Carter Holt Harvey saw mill tap into the massive e-commerce market to find new customers. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today visited Morwell workwear business Ausworkwear …

Multi-million dollar boost to startup skills and services

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.9 million in educating thousands of Victorian startups though the state’s startup agency, LaunchVic. Sixteen service providers have been selected to run the education programs, with up to 2,000 places available to Victorian startup founders and their staff. The …

Growing Small Businesses in Warragul

Warragul’s Courthouse Restaurant will today be transformed into a hub of small business information, support and networking opportunities as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ‘Small Business Day’ in Warragul. Local businesses will be able to sit down with local, state and federal …

Boosting Trade & Investment with South Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is attracting new investments from top technology players in India with major software group Ramco Systems today announcing it will set up a state-of the-art innovation centre in Melbourne. Ramco, which already has its Oceania headquarters in Melbourne, will set up a Workforce …

New Victorian hearing aid tech is music to all ears

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local, world-first technology that will give Victorians – particularly those in regional areas – better access to more convenient, affordable hearing aids. The Facett hearing aid device allows users to test their hearing and manage their personalised settings in …

Fishermans Bend in Southern Metro set to transform home-grown engineering

Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal areas. Covering approximately 480 hectares, it is made up of five key precincts and is projected to support 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs by 2050. To paraphrase former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, it’s a beautiful set of …