Victoria’s sustainable and thriving circular economy is gaining momentum with the help of everyday Victorians who are stepping up to reduce waste – with more than 220 million containers already recycled through the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).
Victoria is charging towards its nation-leading target of achieving net zero emissions by 2045, with the opening of Victoria’s first electric bus depot in Melbourne’s north-east.
The capability of Melbourne, Victoria’s world-class medical research sector is increasing with the Victorian Government investing in a world-first Victorian platform to fast-track the development of vaccines and therapeutic treatments by safely testing their effectiveness and side effects.
More than 200 extra events are set to spark flavour palettes across Melbourne in this year’s Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, with the blockbuster program showcasing Victoria’s vibrant hospitality, agriculture and cultural talent.
The Victorian Government is backing the next generation of digital game talent, with a new round of grants supporting a new crop of global hit games created in Victoria.
In a strong signal to international investors, the Deloitte Access Economics’ Business Outlook report predicts that Victoria will lead all Australian states in economic growth over the next five years.
The Victorian Government is celebrating the opening of a new cellular laboratory at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, which deliver more local research into blood cancers than ever before, and strengthen Victoria’s position as an innovator at the forefront of medical research and development globally.
The Victorian Government is supporting Victoria’s best and brightest in medical research, with a new $17 million grants program helping to create new research opportunities and boost pandemic preparedness.
A new report shows Victoria is Australia’s flagbearer for international food and fibre sales, with booming exports boosting jobs and putting the state within reach of achieving a strategic goal years ahead of schedule.
The Victorian Government is providing clarity and certainty for rail freight operators and customers to plan and schedule services with the release of the first Rail Freight Network Capability Statement.
The Victorian Government has supported New Zealand medical device remanufacturer Medsalv to set up their manufacturing and R&D facility in Victoria, introducing new sustainable remanufacturing capabilities to the Australian healthcare ecosystem.
The Victorian Government has worked with industry leaders to finalise a landmark reform that will progressively abolish stamp duty on commercial and industrial properties to encourage businesses to invest and create jobs in Victoria.