The department oversees a number of projects to drive economic development and job creation in Victoria. Projects are being delivered across agriculture, the creative industries, employment, innovation, investment attraction and facilitation, regional development and small business, resources, tourism, and trade. Some of our current significant projects are highlighted below.
Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Restrictions are in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). What does this mean for your business?
The Victorian Government’s $64 million jobs program aims to address the shortage of digital skills in Victoria’s workforce by equipping mid-career job seekers with high quality digital training.
DJPR is supporting communities and business affected by the ongoing bushfires through several new projects and initiatives.
Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan
The Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan is underpinned by an investment of $633 million and serves as a whole-of-state strategy, with a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure supporting 300,000 jobs by June 2024.
Business Precincts hold unique potential to create more jobs for more people as Melbourne grows. Planning for that now is the best way to maintain Melbourne’s character and liveability.
Creative industries strategy
Victoria’s first creative industries strategy puts creativity at the forefront of the state’s future growth, prosperity and liveability, with more than $115 million in new funding.
The $200 million Future Industries Fund supports high growth industry sectors that are critical to securing Victoria's future as a competitive, innovative and outward looking economy.
Jobs Victoria has been funded to address labour market disadvantage, support job seekers at risk of being left behind, and ensure all Victorians benefit from the state’s growing economy.
The Latrobe Valley Economic Development Program
The Victorian Government is working closely with the community, businesses, the Latrobe Valley Authority and unions to help strengthen and diversify the Latrobe Valley economy as it goes through a period of adjustment.
Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund
The $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund is growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities throughout regional Victoria.