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, innovation, investment attraction and facilitation, regional development and small business, resources, tourism, trade and transport. Some of our current significant projects are highlighted below.
DJPR is supporting communities and business affected by the ongoing bushfires through several new projects and initiatives.
Federation Square Review
Federation Square is one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks. It welcomes approximately 10 million visitors who flock there every year and is a stone’s throw away from Flinders Street Station, the Melbourne Arts Precincts and Melbourne’s sporting hub.
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.
Priority 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.