Topic: Jobs

Tax Cuts Secured For Businesses And First Home Buyers

Thousands of Victorian first home buyers and businesses will benefit from stamp duty relief and payroll tax cuts from 1 July, with the passage of the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill through Victorian Parliament today. From 1 July, the payroll tax-free threshold will increase to $625,000, and from 1 July 2018 to $650,000. This will […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Regional Victoria’s Jobs Boom Continues

Employment continues to rise in regional Victoria, with 14,500 new jobs created in the three months to May. Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that in the year to May 2017, employment in regional Victoria increased by 25,000 people. Since the Government took office, the increase in jobs in regional Victoria […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Winter Construction Blitz To Fast Track Major Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up work on its major transport projects these school holidays, and drivers and public transport users are being warned to plan ahead. Crews will take advantage of the quieter holiday period to get Melbourne ready for the Metro Tunnel, as part of a 16 day construction blitz on road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Premier

A New Era For Carbon Fibre Manufacturing

Victoria has again cemented itself as the nation’s leader in advanced manufacturing with a new partnership between Deakin University and LeMond Composites to revolutionise carbon fibre production. The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the $US44 million ($AUD58 million) deal to license world-first technology developed by Deakin’s Carbon Nexus research centre. The technology will enable carbon […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Murray River Organics Ripe For Growth

A leading global supplier of organically-certified dried vine fruit will create 75 new jobs and establish its headquarters in Victoria, as the Andrews Labor Government lures more investment to our great state. Murray River Organics will establish a new packaging and distribution facility and a corporate office in Dandenong South as part of a $4.5 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Construction Contracts Up For Grabs In Latrobe Valley

Builders in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley region are being urged to ensure they’re in the running for government projects by signing up to the Construction Supplier Register (CSR). The CSR is a prequalification scheme for building contractors and consultants interested in getting work through Victorian Government departments and agencies. Currently, only a small number […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Avalon Airport Precinct Propels To New Heights

The Avalon Airport Precinct took a major step forward with works starting on the industrial precinct, which will eventually be home to 750 new jobs, and the Cotton On Group’s purpose built distribution centre. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Lara John Eren, and representatives from the Cotton On Group and Avalon Airport today […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Strengthening Victoria’s Booming Digital Games Industry

Victoria’s global reputation as a digital games leader has been boosted with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest investment in a suite of local projects. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced $654,000 to support nine Victorian studios develop and release new digital games, ranging from an interactive virtual reality experience to a game to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries

Victorian Jobs Growth Continues To Climb

Record jobs growth continues in Victoria, with almost a quarter of a million jobs created in the state since the Andrew’s Labor Government took office. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows 246,400 jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014, more than 60 per cent of which were full-time. […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Holy Goat, Cheese Works For Goldfields Region

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a state-of-the-art artisan cheese factory that will bring expertise, training and jobs to the Castlemaine-Bendigo region through its revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program. Holy Goat Cheese in Sutton Grange has been given a grant of $25,000 to support planning for ‘Cheese Works’ – a modular dairy factory and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture