Agency VA 5001
Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
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Date Range: 2013 - 2014
 
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On 9 April 2013 the Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) (VA 4925) was renamed the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) (VA 5001) by Order of the Governor-in-Council under section 10 (c) of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Victorian Government Gazette, S 124). The name change was part of machinery-of-government changes made by the Coalition Government under the new leadership of Premier the Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP in April 2013.

The change from DBI to DSDBI not only retained former DBI portfolios of innovation, small business, tourism, manufacturing, aviation, technology, major events and major projects, but also incorporated a new state development policy branch to provide whole-of-government co-ordination of strategic investment projects, and expanded to include regional development from DPCD (VA 4838), energy and resources and whole-of government ICT. The policy unit from DBI advising on private sector industrial relations was transferred to the Department of Treasury and Finance (VA 3745), effective 3 June 2013.

DSDBI's function was to serve as the Victorian Government's lead agency for the promotion and facilitation of the State's economic development by developing and implementing a diverse range of programs, initiatives and projects designed to attract and facilitate investment, encourage exports, generate job opportunities, stimulate innovation and promote Victoria nationally and internationally.

At the time of commencement, DSDBI reported to the Minister for Employment and Trade, the Minister for Energy and Resources, the Minister for Industrial relations, the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, the Minister for Major Projects, the Minister for Manufacturing, the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, the Minister for Regional Cities, the Minister for State Development, the Minister for Technology, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events and the Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry.

As at April 2013, DSDBI consisted of the following 6 organisational divisions: Corporate Services and Communications; Trade and Industry Development; Innovation and Technology; Investment and Major Projects (which included Major Projects Victoria); Policy; and Tourism and Aviation. Other associated bodies include the Small Business Ministerial Council and the Multicultural Business Ministerial Council.

On 1 January 2015 DSDBI was renamed the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) (VA 5034) by Order of the Governor-in-Council under section 10 of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Victorian Government Gazette, S 432, 4 Dec 2014). The name change was part of machinery-of-government changes made by the newly elected Labor Government under the leadership of Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews MP.
 
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2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Energy and Resources] VPRS 17538 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Major Projects] VPRS 17540 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Aviation Industry] VPRS 17542 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Regional and Rural Development] VPRS 17543 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Regional Cities] VPRS 17544 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Technology] VPRS 17546 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Tourism and Major Events] VPRS 17547 North Melbourne Closed
2010 - cont Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [Employment and Trade] VPRS 17537 Other Closed
2013 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Baillieu/Napthine Government [State Development] VPRS 17545 North Melbourne Closed
2013 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Napthine Government [Manufacturing] VPRS 17556 North Melbourne Closed
2014 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Napthine Government [Small Business] VPRS 17554 North Melbourne Closed
2014 - 2014 Departmental Cabinet-in-Confidence Working Records, Napthine Government [Innovation] VPRS 17555 North Melbourne Closed
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2013 - 2014 Retail trading hours VF 259
2013 - 2014 Employment of children VF 267
2013 - 2014 Agent-general and trade commissioners VF 286
2013 - 2014 Electric light and power VF 47
2013 - 2014 Gas and fuel VF 148
2013 - 2014 Geological survey VF 24
2013 - 2014 Mining VF 62
2013 - 2014 Mining and extractive industries VF 151
2013 - 2014 Mining surveyors VF 25
2013 - 2014 Petroleum industry VF 152
2013 - 2014 State electricity commission VF 145
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2013 - 2014 Rural affairs VF 321
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2013 - 2014 Geological Survey of Victoria VA 4118
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2013 - 2014 Energy and Resources II VRG 160