Victoria’s India Strategy: doubling trade and creating jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy …

Manufacturing jobs: just what the doctor ordered.

Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years. Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria as the …

J&J Innovation look for MedTech partnerships at Monash Uni

Johnson and Johnson Innovation, the Victorian Government and Monash University today announced the creation of a new Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash (JJIPO@MONASH). The office, to be situated at the University’s Clayton campus in Melbourne, will be the Victorian headquarters for …

Revamped Melbourne Park serving up 2018 Open

Melbourne Park is ready to host the biggest names in world tennis when the Australian Open 2018 kicks off in just over a week. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to officially start the final countdown to the 2018 Grand Slam. The event takes place from …

Free Tram Zone extended for Big Bash Derby

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone will be extended to stops near the MCG for this Saturday’s Big Bash League, Battle of Melbourne double-header. On Saturday 6 January tram services from the CBD to stops 9,10 and 11 on Wellington Parade near the MCG will be free, all day, Saturday 6 January, The Free Tram Zone …

Short-term rego to ease financial pressure in 2018

Victorian drivers with registration renewals from 1 January 2018 will be able to take advantage of the Andrews Labor Government’s switch to short-term vehicle registration. Drivers now have the option of registering their vehicles in new, flexible periods of three or six months or remain on twelve month …

Melbourne makes FinTech push with two new hubs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced it will launch two new financial technology hubs to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. The Labor Government is partnering with two hub operators – Stone & Chalk and YBF Ventures, formerly known as York …

Major school upgrade for Sandringham students

Students at Sandringham East Primary School will have a new competition-grade stadium and gymnasium next year thanks to a $7.8 million injection from the Andrews Labor Government. Stage one of the project will see a new stadium built, which will house a competition-grade gym, as well as music and art facilities, …

Regional passengers say goodbye to Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail …

Getting it done: building the Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Andrews Labor Government investing an additional $320 million to build the Victorian Heart Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Monash University to announce the $543 million …