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Fewer Delays, Better Scrutiny In Planning And Building

Up to $600 million economic growth could be created across the Victorian economy each year through more efficient approvals in the state’s planning and building systems, according to a discussion paper from Better Regulation Victoria. The paper, now open for consultation, examines planning and building delays and bottlenecks to identify how the systems can be […]

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More Than Half A Million Jobs For Victorians Under Labor

More than half a million jobs have been created under the Andrews Labor Government. The latest ABS data shows 503,300 Victorians have found work across the state since the Government was first elected in November 2014. Close to 330,000 of these jobs were full-time. More people have found a job in Victoria over the past […]

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Victoria Leads Call For More Economic Stimulus From Feds

The Andrews Labor Government is urging the Federal Liberals to spend more and spend now to boost a slowing national economy. Treasurer Tim Pallas attended the Council on Federal Financial Relations meeting and Treasurers Forum on Population in Canberra today, where he led a call for the Commonwealth to fast-track infrastructure spending. Boosting productivity is […]

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Demand For Melbourne Office Space Remains Strong

Ongoing demand for office space in Melbourne’s CBD has ensured Charter Hall’s $1.2 billion development at Wesley Place is fully tenanted – almost a year ahead of the building’s scheduled completion. Marking the occasion today, Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said Australia’s largest super fund, AustralianSuper, is one of a several key tenants to take up […]

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Nearly Half A Million Jobs Created In Victoria Under Labor

Nearly half a million jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government was first elected – with more than 20,000 jobs created in the last month alone. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows 20,300 jobs were created in Victoria in August – more than in any other state in the […]

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Victoria Ahead Again On Key Economic Indicator

Victoria’s economy continues to set the pace nationally, with our domestic final demand the highest of all the states. New ABS data shows Victoria’s state final demand grew 1.9 per cent over the year – the highest growth of the mainland states – and almost double the national final demand, which grew by 1.0 per […]

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Bringing Ballarat’s Historic Theatre Back To Life

Works are underway to restore Ballarat’s nearly 150-year-old Her Majesty’s Theatre, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas today visited the theatre to announce $10 million for stage three of restoration works, which will bring the theatre up to modern standards, create construction jobs and breathe new life into Ballarat’s performing […]

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Victoria National Leader On Infrastructure Management

Victoria is leading the nation in planning and managing infrastructure projects by heading up the development of an Australian Building Information Modelling (BIM) Strategic Framework. The framework was endorsed by the Board of Treasurers earlier this month, for proposed implementation by all state and territory governments across Australia. The framework will standardise approaches to using […]

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New Approach To Reduce Homelessness For Victorians

Nearly 60 Victorians experiencing chronic homelessness have moved into stable housing, thanks to an innovative partnership led by the Andrews Labor Government. The Journey to Social Inclusion program is a joint project with Sacred Heart Mission, supported by NAB, which aims to deliver long-term housing and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Victorians. It […]

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More Than A Billion Dollars Saved For First Home Buyers

Victorians buying their first home have saved more than a billion dollars thanks to stamp duty concessions and first home owner grants introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. In the two years since the Labor Government slashed stamp duty payments to make it easier to get into the property market, Victorians have saved a collective […]

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