Topic: Business

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Red Tape Reforms To Cut Construction Business Costs

Small construction businesses will save up to $42.6 million a year through reforms supported by the Andrews Labor Government that will make it easier for owners to understand and meet their regulatory obligations. The reforms announced today at the Master Builders Victoria’s Building Leadership Simulation Centre are expected to save small businesses at least $21.3 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Victoria Is Australia’s Top Performing Economy

Victoria has again been named the top economic performer in the nation, relegating NSW to second place. Victoria has shared top spot with its northern neighbour for the past two CommSec State of the States reports, but the latest has declared Victoria the outright winner. Victoria claimed top billing on four of eight key indicators, […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Funding To Boost Business Productivity In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging innovative practices among Geelong businesses with more than $40,000 invested in local business groups to run development activities on best practice for day-to-day business. The month-long Geelong Small Business Festival in August and this week’s Deakin University Geelong Business Excellence Awards are two examples of major local events that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Regional Unemployment Falls To Record Low

Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low under the Andrews Labor Government. The latest ABS data shows Victoria’s regional unemployment at 3.8 per cent in the three months to June – the lowest recorded rate in Victoria’s history and the lowest in the nation. It’s also well under the Australian average regional […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Home Of Geelong’s Furphy Ale Set To Expand

Geelong’s brewer of the iconic Furphy Refreshing Ale, Little Creatures, will expand its operations and create 10 new jobs thanks in part to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula visited Little Creatures in South Geelong today to confirm the Labor Government’s support for the company’s $11 million […]

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Boost Your Business Takes Coffee To The Cloud In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small businesses thrive thanks to the latest round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Geelong’s Little Red Roaster Company, one of the new batch of businesses receiving voucher funding. The Little Red Roaster Company is one of more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Victoria’s Business Events Economy Booming

Victoria is increasingly the business state of Australia with the Melbourne Convention Bureau breaking the $500 million mark for conferences this financial year. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed the milestone, with business events now the highest yielding sector in Victoria’s visitor economy. The Andrews Labor Government has made business events […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business