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Agency VA 4189
Department of State and Regional Development
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Date Range: 1999 - 2002
 
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Following the election of the Bracks Government in October 1999, the Department of State and Regional Development was established by renaming the Department of State Development (VA 3973) under the Public Sector Management and Employment Act 1998. This was published in the Victorian Government Gazette No. S 159 on 29 October 1999.

The Department of State and Regional Development was assigned most Acts formerly the responsibility of the Department of State Development (VA 3973) under Administrative Arrangements Order No. 160 (Victorian Government Gazette No. S 159, 29 October 1999). The Department reported to a number of Ministers: Minister for State and Regional Development; Minister for Manufacturing Industry; Minister for Racing; Minister for Sport and Recreation; Minister for Major Projects and Tourism; Minister for Small Business; and Minister for Industrial Relations.

The Department was responsible for building a development climate that attracted investors and allowed Victorian businesses to develop and grow. It was divided into the following Divisions:

Industry Victoria
Responsible for the facilitation of investment in Victorian businesses and provided business development support for Victorian firms.

Regional Development Victoria
Responsible for the development of regional and rural Victoria, particularly economic and infrastructure development.

Small Business
Responsible for fostering the growth of an efficient and viable small business sector and to encourage economic and employment growth within this sector.

Multimedia Victoria
Responsible for the promotion of information and communications technology across Victoria.

Industrial Relations Victoria
Responsible for the creation of an industrial relations environment in Victoria for both the private and public sector and the development of policies to ensure a fair comprehensive workplace relations system.

Science, Technology and Innovation
Co-ordinated the whole-of-Government Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) initiative; and promoted awareness of STI issues.

Sport, Recreation and Racing
Responsible for maximising the impact of the sport and recreation industry on the Victorian economy and on the wellbeing of the people of Victoria.

Office of Major Projects
Managed the Government's interests in major construction and property development projects.

Tourism Victoria
Responsible for the marketing of Victoria as a tourism destination for Australian and overseas visitors; liaised with the tourism industry; developed the tourism industry in Victoria.

The Department of State and Regional Development was abolished on 5 March 2002 when it was renamed the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (VA 4564) under the Public Sector Management and Employment Act 1998. Most functions were transferred to this new Department. Other functions were transferred to the Department of Tourism, Sport and the Commonwealth Games (VA 4560). These changes were published in the Victorian Government Gazette No. S 41 on 5 March 2002.
 
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1996 - 2004 General Correspondence Files, Single Number System VPRS 16771 North Melbourne Open
1996 - 2007 General Correspondence Files, Two-number System VPRS 16130 North Melbourne Part Open
1999 - 2010 Departmental Cabinet -in -Confidence Working Records, Bracks-Brumby Government [Department of Planning and Community Development] VPRS 16585 North Melbourne Closed
1999 - 2010 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Bracks-Brumby Government [Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development] VPRS 16593 North Melbourne Closed
Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
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1999 - 2002 Regional development VF 170
1999 - 2002 Sport and recreation VF 202
1999 - 2002 Shop registration VF 255
1999 - 2002 Retail trading hours VF 259
1999 - 2002 Employment of children VF 267
1999 - 2002 Agent-general and trade commissioners VF 286
1999 - cont Rural affairs VF 321
1999 - cont Liquor licensing VF 94
2000 - 2002 Industrial relations (public sector) VF 168
2000 - 2002 Industrial relations VF 224
Functions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibility
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1999 - 2002 Tourism Victoria VA 4192
1999 - 2002 Director of Liquor Licensing VA 4824
2000 - 2002 Office of Major Projects [known as the Victorian Government Major Projects Unit 1987-1992] VA 2979
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1999 - 2002 Industry, Science and Technology VRG 124
1999 - 2002 Sport and Recreation (previously Sport) VRG 83
1999 - 2002 Tourism III VRG 91
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