More mobile coverage for Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the locations of its latest round of mobile phone towers as part of the Victorian Mobile Black Spot Project (VMBSP). The Labor Government is partnering with Optus and Telstra to build 28 new mobile towers across Victoria, with the towers set to cover around 2,000 square …

Kicking goals for international student wellbeing

Melbourne City Football Club joined international students and the Victorian Government on the soccer pitch today to celebrate the announcement of 19 new projects worth more than $850,000 to support Victoria’s international students. “Victoria values the contribution international students make to our society …

Historic Goods Shed transformed into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian …

Victoria welcomes Google to Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for …

Funding boost to fuel regional startups

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria – …

$1.2m To Extend Shepparton WiFi

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.2 million to connect more residents, visitors and businesses in the Shepparton region by partnering with the City of Greater Shepparton to extend the free public Wi-Fi network beyond the central business district. The project will help boost the region’s visitor …

Victoria backs TPP and benefits of Free Trade

The Andrews Labor Government has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) backing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) after commissioning a first of its kind report to support its cause. The report uses rigorous economic modelling to analyse the opportunities the trade deal would …

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 …

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, …