Investing in our regions

Rural and regional Victoria is home to about one-quarter of Victoria's population and plays a vital role in our prosperity. The Andrews Labor Government is investing in our regions to make sure they have the services and support they need to thrive.

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Regional Victoria is the big winner in the Victorian Budget 2016-17. This Budget delivers the highest regional infrastructure investment on record.

With our investment, regional cities will start to rival Melbourne in the race for new jobs, businesses and residents. They will become renowned centres for education, and arts and culture - drawing in visitors from across the country. And they will be home to the industries of the future.

Priority Spotlight

$468 million

for waterways and irrigation


in regional communities


 the visitor economy


the Latrobe Valley

Priority Initiatives


Tourism is vital to regional Victoria

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Latrobe Valley

Supporting the growth of future industries for the Latrobe Valley region specifically

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Strong regional cities

Cities that are home to new jobs in new industries



Protecting Victoria's water supply and supporting a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and thriving communities

Construction of water pipe

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