Freedom of Information Part II Information Statements

For the benefit of members of the members of the public, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources releases a large amount of information through online and print publishing.

These Freedom of Information Statements show how the department is making information readily available to the public.

Making information easily accessible reduces the need for members of the public to submit requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

The statements below provide links to documents held by the department. Information about the department and its functions can be found on this website and in the department's Annual Report.

To find a specific topic, conduct a full search of this site, view the site map or contact the relevant business areas.

Additional information can also be found at other departmental websites, including: Agriculture Victoria, Creative Victoria, Regional Development Victoria, Trade Victoria and Transport for Victoria.

Information statements

Freedom of Information Statement 1: Organisation and functions

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) was established on 1 January 2015, bringing together many of the main areas that drive economic development and job creation in Victoria. These include transport and ports, investment attraction and facilitation, trade, innovation, regional development and small business, together with key services to sectors such as agriculture, the creative industries, resources and tourism.

Our work supports nine ministers, spans 14 portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices.

We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, infrastructure development entities, asset management agencies, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

Ultimately, our work is about sustainably developing the Victorian economy by growing employment and improving the lives and prosperity of all Victorians. We work with many government, industry and community stakeholders to do this.

Information relating to the organisation and function of the department can be found at various locations, including this website and online publications.

Category/Topic

Resource Location

Acts administered by/relevant to the DEDJTR

Legislation administered by or relevant to DEDJTR can be found in the General Order dated 23 May 2016 on the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) website

Key structures and functions of DEDJTR

The Organisation Structure on the DEDJTR webpage

Business Areas

The Strategic Plan on the DEDJTR website

DEDJTR Annual Reports

Annual Report webpage of the DEDJTR website

The department is responsible for a number of statutory bodies including:

  • Regional Development Victoria
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • Level Crossing Removal Authority
  • Regional Rail Link Authority
  • Launch Vic
  • Visit Victoria
  • The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Agriculture Victoria Services.

The department develops a range of policies and practices.  As they are developed, mechanisms on departmental websites are used to allow you to give feedback on the policies and initiatives.  In addition, the public can provide feedback via the feedback form on the department's website. 

Members of the public can also write directly to the department seeking information on any aspect of its operations.  Correspondence can be addressed to either the Secretary of the department or the director of the relevant business unit.

Address

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
1 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000
(GPO Box 4509, Melbourne VIC 3001)

Phone

Switchboard: 1300 366 356

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can call via the National Relay Service:

TTY users phone 133 677 or 1800 555 677 to call an 1800 number or

Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727 or 1800 555 727 to call an 1800 number.

Freedom of Information Statement 2: Categories of documents

The department creates many documents and records during its work.  The department uses an Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) to classify, store, access and manage a broad range of electronic and hard copy documents.

Document types

The types of documents that the department handles include:

  • Policies, procedures and standards
  • Briefings
  • Correspondence
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Meeting records
  • Financial records
  • People Management records
  • Registers (e.g. licensing or permits)
  • Reports and plans (e.g. annual reports, strategic plans, business plans or research)
  • Project management documentation
  • Grants and funding administration documentation
  • Licensing administration documentation
  • Photographs, images, and multimedia objects
  • Maps, geological maps, spatial datasets

Document categories

Documents are organised under the following categories according to the department's Business Classification Scheme:

  • AGRICULTURE
  • BIOSECURITY
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE
  • COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
  • DISPUTE MANAGEMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL  MANAGEMENT
  • EQUIPMENT AND STORES
  • FACILITIES
  • FINANCE
  • FISHERIES
  • FLEET
  • FOREST INDUSTRIES
  • FUNDING AND GRANTS MANAGEMENT
  • GAME MANAGEMENT
  • GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
  • GRANT FUNDING
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
  • INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
  • INDUSTRY PROTECTION
  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • INSURANCE
  • INTEGRATED PLANNING
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CARE SERVICE
  • LABOUR SUPPLY
  • LEGAL
  • LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS
  • MARINE
  • PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
  • PORTS
  • PROCUREMENT
  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECTS
  • PROPERTY
  • RESOURCES REGULATION
  • RETAIL LEASES
  • SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  • STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS
  • STATUTORY PROCESSES
  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TOURISM MANAGEMENT
  • TRANSPORT
  • WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Archived Records

The department has archived records of former agencies; such as the Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA). 

Freedom of Information Statement 3: FOI arrangements

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, you have the right to request information and access documents about your personal affairs and the activities of the department.

The object of the Act is to extend as far as possible the right of the community to access information in the possession of the government.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request needs to be made in writing to the agency that holds the documents being requested.  It should clearly describe the information or document you are seeking to access.  If we cannot clearly identify the information or document you are requesting, we will contact you to clarify the request.

Requests for documents in the possession of the department should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne 3001
Telephone:1800 845 302
Email: foi@ecodev.vic.gov.au

FOI requests should be accompanied by the appropriate application fee, unless you are eligible to have the fee waived.  The current fee is $28.90. For further details of the amount of the application fee and other charges, please see the costs section of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner website (www.ovic.vic.gov.au).

Requests can also be submitted online through the Freedom of Information Online website. 

Category/Topic

Resource location

Information on how to make an FOI request and how the department is complying with FOI obligations

Appendix 11 of the DEDJTR Annual Report 2016-2017

General information on lodging requests/Whole of Government FOI web resource

Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner website

Online FOI lodgement

Freedom of Information website

Freedom of Information Statement 4: Publications

The department and its associated agencies produce a wide range of publications.  Many of these documents can be found in the publications section of this website.

Additional departmental information, specified by Financial Reporting Direction 22C is available on request to relevant Ministers, Members of Parliament and the public (subject to Freedom of Information requirements, if applicable).

Category/Topic

Resource location

Publications produced by the department and associated agencies

Publications section of this and associated websites (such as the Victorian Government's Western Distributor website)

List of additional information available on request

Appendix 17 of DEDJTR Annual Report 2016-2017

Freedom of Information Statement 5: Rules, policies and procedures

This section highlights a few of the many instances in which the department publishes internal rules, policies and procedures online.

Types of information that can be found on this site include:

  • Procedure manuals
  • Interpretations of governing statutes
  • Statements of policies and documents concerning methods of enforcing acts or schemes
  • Policies and procedures that govern our daily operations and support the administrative functions of the department.

If there are documents of this nature that are not currently available online, requests can be submitted directly to the relevant departmental business unit.

Examples are listed below.

Category/Topic

Resource

Acts administered by/relevant to DEDJTR

Legislation and Regulation

DEDJTR Privacy Policy

Privacy area of this website

Codes

Code of practice for the employment of Children in Entertainment

Fair Payment Code of Practice

Policies

Freedom of Information Statement 6: Report literature

This section illustrates examples of where the department publishes final reports and records of decisions relating to policy.

Examples are listed below.

Page last updated: 15 October 2018