The Victorian Government hopes to provide certainty for Victoria’s timber industry and the jobs it supports with a new allocation order and the development of new timber plantation sites in Gippsland.
Victoria’s building boom is already paying dividends, with the value of infrastructure projects in the state growing by $18 billion or 20.5 per cent over the past year.
The Victorian Government is warning farmers and earthmoving contractors to be safe around dams following two serious incidents in April 2019, including a fatality.
Regional Victoria is benefiting from thousands of new jobs, with the state’s regional unemployment rate the lowest recorded in the nation.
Victoria’s jobs growth continues, with 10,000 jobs created in March 2019, and the State’s unemployment rate dropping to 4.6 per cent.
Drivers are another step closer to a fully upgraded Plenty Road from Mill Park to Mernda, with the contract for stage two works between Bush Boulevard and Bridge Inn Road awarded to Decmil.
Infrastructure Victoria has called for infrastructure investment in regional Victoria to target local strengths and address disadvantage, rather than ease Melbourne’s population growth pressures.
Workers living with a disability or experiencing other barriers to employment are being given a pathway to a new career through the Victorian Government’s Boost Your Business Voucher program.
Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Victorian Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open.
Two major construction firms have been shortlisted to deliver the first package of works on the North East Link, as the biggest road infrastructure project in Victoria’s history moves another step closer to construction.