With Melbourne's urban landscape changing, state-shaping
infrastructure projects underway and previously industrial parts of the city
being renewed, the department plays a critical role accommodating Melbourne's
future growth in population and employment. This involves partnering across
government and with community, industry, and research organisations to unlock
the potential of priority precincts and suburbs across the city. The department
aims to develop distinctive and innovative geographic areas – be they precincts
or suburbs – where Victorians can work, live and play.
We also work to ensure rural and regional communities and
economies are vibrant, thriving and inclusive. Working with communities and
businesses we develop policies and programs that target job creation,
infrastructure, regional planning, resources development and investment
attraction. We aim to build on rural and regional Victoria's existing strengths
as its communities and economies continually change. The department works with
partners and across government to improve the social and economic wellbeing of
rural and regional Victorians for the benefit of the entire state.
The Priority Precincts portfolio is leading the development
of state-significant areas with the aim of creating more quality housing and
employment, while building on Melbourne's legacy of distinctiveness,
liveability and sustainability.
Priority Precincts will lead and coordinate precinct
planning and delivery working in partnership with local government, the community and private sector.
Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund
Jobs And Infrastructure Fund supports regional development by
investing in growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening
communities in regional Victoria.
There are nine Regional Partnerships across the state that
have been established to give regional communities greater say about what
matters to them and ensure their voices reach the heart of government.
Partnerships help to increase collaboration between communities, industry,
businesses and government to address the most important challenges and
opportunities in each region.
Each Regional Partnership is guided by a diverse group of
members drawn from local communities, businesses and the three-tiers of
government. They engage with their communities on priorities for their region,
which are then presented through to government.
Regional Partnerships are the centrepiece of Victoria's
The Metropolitan Partnerships are
advisory groups established by the Victorian Government. The partnerships are a
way for local communities to engage directly with state and local governments,
and advise the Victorian Government of the top priorities for jobs, services
and infrastructure across the region. There is a metropolitan partnership for
each region of Melbourne, including Inner Metro, Inner South-east, Western,
Northern, Eastern and Southern.
Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan
The Victorian Government has provided more than $100 million
of targeted assistance as part of Towards
Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan, to assist
businesses and workers affected by the closure of major car manufacturing in
Ballarat Station precinct redevelopment
Station precinct redevelopment involves the development and
operation of an integrated hotel and exhibition/convention centre, including
adapting the Heritage Goods Shed and related public space, in partnership with
the private sector.
Regional Development Victoria
Development Victoria is the government's lead agency in developing
rural and regional Victoria