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 …

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 …