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Regional Development Victoria

Developing Rural and Regional Victoria

Developing Rural and Regional Victoria

Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria.

RDV delivers the Victorian Government’s agenda to drive jobs and more prosperous communities in regional Victoria.

Our focus is on supporting the Government’s vision of creating a stronger regional Victoria through job creation, better infrastructure and new investment. RDV currently administers a number of programs designed to:

  • support business and industry development
  • help new businesses to establish themselves
  • assist existing industries to grow and diversify
  • build prosperous, stronger regional communities

Victorian Budget 2017/18

Regional Victoria will share in a range of significant statewide investments that address Regional Partnership priorities including:

Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

Over the next four years RDV will implement the Victorian Government’s $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, supporting major projects, creating jobs and building stronger regional communities.

The fund will have three parts, focussing on major projects, employment and communities.

The $250 million Regional Infrastructure Fund will invest in projects that create jobs, support population growth, grow our economy and meet the needs of both our regional cities and rural communities.

The $200 million Regional Jobs Fund will help our regional industries and businesses to grow their workforces, expand their markets and create the jobs of the future.

The $50 million Stronger Regional Communities Plan will help our regional towns attract families and young people to live and work.

© Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, State Government of Victoria

Last Updated: 02 May 2017