Regional development


The focus of Regional Development Victoria is to build stronger economies and communities in regional Victoria through employment, investment and infrastructure. The department works to facilitate new investment by funding infrastructure for strategic projects, delivering integrated programs and strategies to grow a sustainable business economy, building resilient, competitive and productive regional economies.


Strategies and initiatives

Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund 

The Regional Jobs And Infrastructure Fund supports regional development by investing in growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities in regional Victoria.

Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan

The Victorian Government has announced its $46.5 million Towards Future Industries: Victoria's Automotive Transition Plan, to assist businesses, workers and communities throughout regional Victoria affected by the closure of automotive manufacturing to meet the challenges ahead.


Ballarat Station precinct redevelopment

The Ballarat Station precinct redevelopment involves the development and operation of an integrated hotel and exhibition/convention centre, including adapting the Heritage Goods Shed and related public space, in partnership with the private sector.

Grants, awards and scholarships

Regional Development Victoria grants program

Regional Development Victoria's grants program supports regional councils, business and other organisations in developing and facilitating investment, creating jobs, and increasing the number of innovative enterprises in regional Victoria.


Regional Partnerships

Share ideas and have your say about what matters in regional Victoria. Having your say is easy - share ideas about opportunities and issues online at the Engage Regions website. Nine new Regional Partnerships have been established by the Victorian Government to give regional communities greater say about what matters to them. You can find out more about your Regional Partnership and its members on the Regional Development Victoria (RDV) website.

If you prefer to provide feedback in person you can share your ideas with your Regional Partnerships members, drop in to your local council, or visit or write to your local RDV office.

The feedback received will help set the agenda for Regional Assembly events being held between October and December this year. You can also register your interest in attending the Regional Assemblies on your local Engage Regions consultation page. Regional Assemblies are a chance for people who live in Victoria's regions to explore what the priorities are for the region and discuss their ideas to address the opportunities and challenges they are facing.

Divisional owners and entities

Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria is the government's lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria

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