Agency VA 2661
Department of Industry, Technology and Resources
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Date Range: 1985 - 1990
 
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Establishment

In 1985 the Department of Industry, Technology and Resources assumed responsibility for many functions previously under the control of the Department of Minerals and Energy (VA 611) and the Department of Industry, Commerce and Technology (VA 1393).

Minerals and Energy Resources

The Department's main responsibility in relation to the State's minerals and energy resources including brown coal, natural gas, oil, hydro-electricity and solar energy is to develop Government policy on their development and use. It is also responsible for planning for the possible introduction of nuclear energy. The Department plays a co-ordinating role in relation to the activities of the large fuel and power statutory authorities, the State Electricity Commission (VA 1002), Gas and Fuel Corporation (VA 1040) and the Coal Corporation of Victoria, and oil and gas companies. It also regulates the mining, extractive, fuel and power industries and provides technical and scientific advisory services. The Department is responsible for the State's geological survey which investigates Victoria's geological structure, mineral wealth and underground water resources, and also for regulating the use of groundwater resources and the dumping of toxic waste. It licenses mining and extractive activity and supervises the safeworking of mines, quarries, pipelines, on and off-shore oil and petroleum installations, and related equipment.

Economic, Regional, Trade and Industry Development

Responsibilities in this area relate to the development of industry and business in Victoria and the promotion of trade, including the:

development of export orientated and advanced technology industry
promotion of commerce and small business
encouragement of overseas and interstate investment in Victoria
marketing of Victorian primary products, manufactured goods and tertiary services interstate and overseas
co-ordination and facilitation of large investment projects major state projects and growth centres.

Regional development is also sponsored through the promotion and development of industrial, commercial and other business undertakings and employment opportunities with particular emphasis on the Albury/Wodonga, Geelong, Portland and Latrobe Regions.

The Department also has responsibility for regulating retailing hours and fuel prices.

A number of statutory authorities also operate in the Industry, Technology and Resources portfolio in this area, including the Small Business Development Corporation, Victorian Economic Development Corporation (until 1988 -see VA 1109), Albury-Wodonga (Victoria) Corporation, the Geelong Regional Commission (VA 426) and the Latrobe Regional Commission.

Tourism and Liquor Licensing

The Department has also played a liaison role in relation to the Liquor Control Commission (VA 1110), from 1988 the Liquor Licensing Commission (VA 2869), and the Victorian Tourism Commission until 1988 when it was transferred to the new Tourism portfolio (VRG 91).

Location of Records

Some records are in Public Record Office custody. For earlier records, see also List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.13.0.

 
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? 1970 - ? 1999 Index to Tapes and Disks for Wells in Alphabetical Order by Well or Survey Name (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16270 North Melbourne Open
? 1979 - 1986 Subject Index Cards VPRS 7343 North Melbourne Open
1939 - 1999 Index to Surveys in Alpha-numerical Order by Name of Survey (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16209 North Melbourne Open
1950 - cont Petroleum Exploration Geophysical Surveys, Alpha-Numeric Order by Survey Name (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 15984 North Melbourne Open
1965 - 1999 Index to Reports by Geographical Areas or by Content (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16272 North Melbourne Open
1969 - 1973 Extractive Industry Search Permits VPRS 10803 Other Open
1979 - 1986 Correspondence (Administration, Policy, Company and Project) Files, Multiple Number Series VPRS 7316 North Melbourne Part Open
1979 - 1986 Authorised List of Files VPRS 7336 North Melbourne Open
1983 - cont Seismic Survey Technical Back-up Data VPRS 4551 North Melbourne Part Open
1986 - 1996 General Correspondence Files, Alpha-Numeric System VPRS 12495 North Melbourne Part Open
By 1853 - Circa 1989 Historic Mine and Infrastructure Plans VPRS 16163 North Melbourne Open
By 1959 - cont Personal Files VPRS 7321 North Melbourne Closed
By 1965 - ? 1997 Index to Production Wells, Fields and Leases (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16273 North Melbourne Open
By 1965 - ? 1999 Index to Petroleum Wells (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16178 North Melbourne Open
By 1965 - ? 1999 Index to Reports Related to Wells: Core Analysis, Geochemical and Hydrocarbon (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16274 North Melbourne Open
By 1970 - ? 1999 Index to Cores and Cuttings in Alphabetical Order by Well Name (Minerals and Petroleum) VPRS 16210 North Melbourne Open
Circa 1967 - cont Seismic Survey Tapes VPRS 4550 North Melbourne Closed
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1985 - 1989 Groundwater resources VF 149
1985 - 1989 Retail trading hours VF 259
1985 - 1990 Fuel prices regulation VF 261
1985 - 1990 Mining and extractive industries VF 151
1985 - 1990 Petroleum industry VF 152
1985 - 1990 Agent-general and trade commissioners VF 286
1985 - 1990 Geological survey VF 24
1985 - cont Regional development VF 170
1987 - 1990 Shop registration VF 255
- 1988 Prices monitoring VF 198
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? 1989 - 1990 Trustees, Exhibition Building VA 1070
1985 - 1990 Small Business Development Corporation (trading from 1993 as Small Business Victoria) VA 1108
1985 - 1990 Board of Examiners for Mine Managers VA 1399
1985 - 1990 Victorian Technology Advisory Committee VA 2668
1985 - 1990 Geological Survey of Victoria VA 4118
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1985 - 1990 Industry, Technology and Resources VRG 82