World’s biggest sports retailer coming to Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 …

Harnessing opportunities in the Caulfield Station Precinct

The Victorian Government is looking to residents, students and wider community members to share their ideas about the future of the Caulfield Station Precinct. The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Glen Eira City Council and are preparing a …

Melbourne lands another of the nation’s best tech events

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and Digital Disruptors Awards, one of Australia’s premier tech events, will now call Melbourne home. The Labor Government has invested heavily in making Victoria the …

Melbourne secures five premier Life Science Conferences

Melbourne has secured five premier international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020 – boosting Victoria’s reputation as the nation’s leading medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, …

Increasing trade with Latin America

The Andrews Labor Government is planning to double the value of Victoria’s goods exports to Latin America, double the number of Latin American students studying in Victoria and double the number of visitors to Victoria from the region. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will tonight launch …

Cutting red tape for small construction businesses

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a Small Business Regulation Review into the state’s construction and building sector, to cut red tape and improve the experience small businesses have with regulators. The review calls for submissions and input from small construction businesses – with a focus …

Victoria kicking goals in China’s sports industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to …

Tech investment booms as Square sets up engineering hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian …

e-Commerce made easier for Victorian businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local businesses break into the Chinese e-commerce market through a new partnership with Australia Post. The agreement will speed up access to the Chinese market for Victorian businesses through Australia Post’s joint venture with China Post – Sai Cheng Logistics …

Helping Victorian businesses enter Asia’s huge markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping 24 local businesses tap into fast-growing Asian markets with Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers. The 24 businesses are the first to receive Asia Gateway vouchers. The vouchers are worth up to $50,000 and will help businesses strengthen export networks and develop the …