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Orca Civil helping to build Victoria’s infrastructure

Published: 28 June 2019

In August 2018, the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First Policy was enshrined in law through the passing of the Victorian Industry Participation Policy (Local Jobs First) Amendment Bill, which mandated minimum local content on major construction and infrastructure projects.

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Showcasing businesses benefiting from the Local Jobs First Policy

Published: 25 June 2019

The Local Jobs First Policy, established in August 2018, ensures that all businesses are given a fair opportunity to participate in Victorian Government projects.

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Nominate now for the 2019 TechDiversity Awards

Published: 24 June 2019

The 2019 TechDiversity awards are now open. Individuals and groups who are raising awareness and creating change through diversity initiatives and technology programs are encouraged to apply.

Small business friendly council

Supporting local councils to become small business friendly

Published: 18 June 2019

A new initiative to allow Victorian small businesses to work with local councils is now being rolled out. 

Nissan’s new Melbourne headquarters and electric car centre

Published: 14 June 2019

Nissan Australia today announced that with support from the Victorian Government, Mulgrave will be the new home for its national headquarters and an electric vehicle technical training centre, securing more than 450 local jobs.

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Entries now open for Victoria’s top science awards

Published: 11 June 2019

Applications for two of the state's most prestigious science and innovation awards – the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships – are now open.

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The 2019-20 Victorian State Budget

Published: 27 May 2019

The 2019-20 Victorian State Budget has been handed down in parliament by the Treasurer, Tim Pallas MP.

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Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners

Published: 15 May 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners.

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Help shape the future of the Great Ocean Road

Published: 15 May 2019

Community consultations will be happening across the region during May and June, giving everyone the opportunity to have their say on shaping the future of the Great Ocean Road.

From plan to place: shaping the future of Fishermans Bend’s precincts

Published: 14 May 2019

Help shape each of Fishermans Bend's precincts to become vibrant and distinctive inner-city neighbourhoods.

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