Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is helping grow infrastructure and jobs across the state by working in partnership with businesses and communities to support positive change for regional Victoria.
Our work aligns closely with State Budget initiatives that include implementing better transport and digital connectivity, more affordable housing, comprehensive health, education and community infrastructure throughout rural and regional Victoria.
RDV also helps regional Victorians manage life-changing events, from industry transition to natural disasters such as bushfires and floods.
Learn more about who we are.
Grants and programs
Quality infrastructure, jobs and community support programs and grants are critical to building the connections to economic opportunity and lifestyle in regional Victoria.
RDV provides support through a series of funding mechanisms, most notably the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund that is designed to deliver important place-based planning and infrastructure investment around the state.
Success story: Brewing local jobs in Greater Geelong
The Victorian Government is supporting a craft brewery to keep its workers safe while doubling its brewing capacity and securing local jobs.
Learn more about the investment at Blackman's Brewery.
Success story: Cannatrek medicinal cannabis facility
An Australian company specialising in the research, cultivation, manufacturing and delivery of plant-based medicine has opened its second site in Greater Shepparton following support from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs Fund.
Learn more about the Cannatrek success story.
Success story: FormFlow housing manufacturing facility
The Victorian Government is supporting more housing for workers in regional Victoria with $2.35 million invested in a new housing manufacturing facility to be established in Portland.
FormFlow, a Geelong-based manufacturer producing smart building solutions for affordable, accessible, and sustainable housing, will transform the unused Portland airport hangar into a housing manufacturing facility. The facility will be capable of producing up to 200 relocatable houses a year for the Glenelg Shire and surrounding regions.
Read more about FormFlow housing manufacturing facility.
Success story: Phillip Island Hot Springs
The Victorian Government is backing Phillip Island to attract even more tourists, with $5.2 million in funding towards the development of a hot springs centre and lodge at Phillip Island Hot Springs.
An additional three thermal pools boasting sweeping views over Bass Strait will be constructed next to the Cape Kitchen waterfront restaurant, which will be transformed into a dining lounge seating up to 100 guests. The expansion is expected to create 35 jobs during construction and 68 full-time and indirect jobs when it’s completed in 2023.
Learn more about Phillip Island Hot Springs.
News and updates
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