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In December 1990, a Manufacturing and Industry Development portfolio was established with the appointment of a Minister for Manufacturing and Industry Development. The portfolio comprised the former Industry and Economic Planning portfolio. The appointment was published in the Victorian Government Gazette number 1 (G1) on 9 January 1991, and was effective as of 18 December 1990.
All Acts previously assigned to the former Industry and Economic Planning portfolio were transferred to the Minister for Manufacturing and Industry Development, by Administrative Arrangements Order number 83. The order was published in the Victorian Government Gazette number 50 (G50) on 19 December 1990.
Acts assigned to the Minister at time of appointment:
Agent-General's Act 1958: Sections 6 (3) and 8. The remaining provisions were administered by the Premier.
Albury-Wodonga Agreement Act 1973: Excluding section 5 (administered by the Minister for Planning and Housing).
Coal Mines (Pensions) Act 1958: Excluding Part III (administered by the Minister for Labour).
Decentralisation Advisory Committee Act 1964.
Decentralised Industry Incentive Payments Act 1972.
Economic Development Act 1981.
Electric Light and Power Act 1958.
Employment and training Act 1981: Sections 8 (c) and 15 where they relate to the Victorian Technology Advisory Committee, and Section 17 (Act otherwise administered by the Minister for Labour and the Minister for Education and Training).
Exhibition Act 1957.
Extractive Industries Act 1966.
Gas and Fuel Corporation Act 1958.
Geelong Regional Commission Act 1977: Excluding Section 14 (administered by the Minister for Planning and Housing.
Groundwater Act 1969: Part IV (jointly administered with the Minister for Conservation and Environment). The remainder of the act administered by the Minister for Conservation and Environment.
Latrobe Regional Commission Act 1983: Excluding Part IV (administered by the Minister for Planning and Housing).
Mines Act 1958: Division 2 of Part III jointly administered with the Minister for Labour.
Mining Development Act 1958.
Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) Act 1983.
Petroleum Act 1958.
Petroleum Retail Selling Sites Act 1981.
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982.
Pipelines Act 1967.
Renewable Energy Authority Victoria Act 1990.
Retail Tenancies Act 1986.
State Electricity Commission Act 1958.
Underseas Mineral Resources Act 1958.
Wodonga Area Land Acquisition Act 1973.
In June 1993, the Minister was also assigned the following Acts:
Soil Conservation and Land Utilisation Act 1958
Vermin and Noxious Weeds Act 1958
Wire Netting Act 1958
Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Wildlife Act 1975
Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 - in so far as it related to the exercise of powers for the purposes of the above Acts.
Following the election of the Kennett Government in October 1992, the portfolio of Manufacturing and Industry Development was abolished. Acts assigned to the Minister were transferred to the Minister for Industry and Employment, Minister for Industry Services and the Minister for Energy and Minerals.
Minister for Manufacturing and Industry Development, 1990-1992
VRG 96 Industry and Economic Planning
VRG 116 Industry and Employment
VRG 108 Industry Services
VRG 102 Energy and Minerals