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Do you work in rural or regional Victoria? Good news. SunSmart are offering FREE UV Safety training worth $500 for the first 10 rural or regionally based organisations that book a session. You just cover the travel and accommodation costs.

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Victoria’s building industry is among the strongest in the nation, with the Andrews Labor Government’s sound financial management creating jobs and ensuring the state’s economy continues to grow.

Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the value of Victorian building approvals for the year to November 2018 was worth $39.5 billion.

For the month of November alone, the value of Victorian building approvals increased by 8.2 per cent to $3.49 billion.

Non-residential building approvals were particularly strong, up 27.1 per cent to $1.4 billion – 14.6 per cent higher than a year ago.

Victoria’s residential building sector also continues to be among the nation’s strongest performers, recording the highest value of building approvals in November 2018.

Today’s results show Victoria’s building sector continues to benefit from the Labor Government’s record investment in infrastructure and sound economic management.

Nearly 427,000 jobs have been created across the state during the Labor Government’s first term – with almost 300,000 of them full-time.

Quotes attributable to Acting Premier and Treasurer Tim Pallas

These strong results mean real benefits for Victorians, through the creation of more jobs and the building of critical infrastructure such as hospitals and schools to support our growing population.”

“While the nation struggles to generate economic momentum, the Andrews Labor Government’s economic growth continues to go from strength to strength, creating jobs and delivering the infrastructure Victorians need.”

To view the media release click here.

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We’re pleased to introduce the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), dedicated to ensuring Victoria’s strong economic performance by growing industries and regions.

Here at DJPR, we’re making sure Victoria’s economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

The Victorian Government announced machinery of government changes last year which meant the former Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) transitioned to two new departments – the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and the Department of Transport (DoT).

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WorkSafe Victoria has launched eight new quad bike safety videos to help workplaces identify hazards and control risks related to quad bike use.

Making it easy for workplaces to access resources in the field, the videos, along with WorkSafe’s written guidance is now also available on the new quad bikes safety app. Material on the app can be viewed offline in areas where there is limited line speed.

The app includes helpful information on:

  • pre-start checks
  • hazard identification and training
  • the risk of rollover
  • inspection and maintenance
  • helmets
  • loads and tyres
  • contractors
  • the quad bike safety rebate.

Click here for more information or to watch the videos.

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Great news

Wholesale Business Electricity retailer, Flow Power, have come on board as members of the CMPA.
Our partnership with Flow Power means you can capitalise on the latest knowledge across the energy market to ensure the quarrying industry saves on power costs.

It gets better

Through this partnership you’re entitled to a 10% discount on Flow Power’s mark up.
And if you’re already a customer with Flow Power, you can also benefit with a 10% discount off the standard wholesale market monitoring service fee, as well as a free tariff review.

For more information visit

About Flow Power

It all started with a lightbulb moment.

Flow Power is a licensed wholesale electricity retailer that gives businesses a better way to buy power. Powered by advanced energy technology, they connect you to the wholesale market to give you data and signals that result in real cost savings. They offer flexibility and transparency every step of the way.