Victoria has reaffirmed its status as the Australia's most business-friendly State, with figures showing that almost half of all new Australian businesses in the past four years opened in Victoria.
The University of Melbourne is once again Australia's top academic institution, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013.
World-renowned lubricant company Fuchs has announced the opening of a A$4.5million warehouse in Melbourne, Victoria. The new warehouse, which will stand at 5,000 square metre (1,930 square mile), will cater for current and future growth of the Fuchs company and will build on a strong 100 year heritage in Australia.
Victorian Premier The Hon. Denis Napthine announced yesterday that 100 new jobs are to be created at the new A$100 million Jetstar Boeing 787 base slated for Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. In a boost for the state's aviation industry, Jetstar have secured the site in Melbourne as the home for a fleet of 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets, which will start arriving in September this year.
Melbourne is to play host to a new information and communications technology (ICT) exhibition and conference program for business leaders and consumers, in a coup for Victoria's local ICT industry. From 13- 15 March 2014, Connect 2014 will explore how a 'connectivity revolution' is being brought about by high speed broadband, mobility, cloud computing and big data.
The Australian/Swiss design team of HASSELL, Herzog and De Meuron has won the
Flinders Street Station Design Competition.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has merged its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre with its mathematics, informatics and statistics department to create a 'Big Data' super division - the division of computational informatics.
Global automotive company Toyota has announced that it will invest A$123 million into its Australian manufacturing operations in a deal between the Victorian state government and the Australian Federal government.
Astrophysicists from Victoria's Swinburne University of Technology have played a key role in the discovery of a new type of star cluster.
A new A$175 million state-of-the-art research facility located at Victoria's Monash University has been established to address challenges in manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, biological and aerospace engineering, modelling and simulation, renewable energy and mineral processing.