Agency VA 5034
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
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Date Range: 2015 - cont
 
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On 1 January 2015 the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) (VA 5001) 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, which reduced the number of existing State departments from nine to seven.

The new department inherited all portfolio responsibilities from the former DSDBI, as listed below:

- Employment
- Energy and Resources
- Industry
- Regional Development
- Small Business
- Innovation
- Trade
- Tourism and Major Events (including major sporting events)

The new department gained the following portfolios from the former Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) (VA 5003):

- Public Transport
- Ports
- Roads and Road Safety

The new department also inherited the Agriculture portfolio from the former Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) (VA 5002)

The Arts portfolio was transferred from the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) (VA 1039) to DEDJTR and renamed Creative Industries. The corresponding portfolio agency Arts Victoria (VA 4416) transitioned into the new department as Creative Victoria with the loss of the Public Record Office Victoria (VA 683) which was retained by DPC in the portfolio of the Special Minister of State.

As of January 2015, DEDJTR was organised into the following administrative groups:

- Agriculture, Energy and Resources
- Creative Victoria
- Economic Development, Employment and Innovation
- Transport
- Financial Management and Technological Services
- People and Executive Services
- Strategy and Planning

On 1 March 2016, DEDJTR acquired responsibility of the following Acts, as per the Victorian Government Gazette, No. S 44, 8 March 2016:
- Food Act 1984 - Section 63 in so far as it relates to the making of regulations for or with respect to primary production and processing standards (responsibility was partially transferred from and then jointly shared with the Department of Health and Human Services (VA 5037)).

- Surveillance Devices Act 1999 - Section 3(1) and section 25 (responsibility was partially transferred from and then jointly shared with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VA 5036)).
 
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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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2015 - cont Geological survey VF 24
2015 - cont Mining surveyors VF 25
2015 - cont Forests VF 30
2015 - cont Electric light and power VF 47
2015 - cont Mining VF 62
2015 - cont Veterinary services VF 110
2015 - cont Animal protection VF 111
2015 - cont State electricity commission VF 145
2015 - cont Gas and fuel VF 148
2015 - cont Mining and extractive industries VF 151
2015 - cont Petroleum industry VF 152
2015 - cont Soil conservation VF 178
2015 - cont Research institutes VF 229
2015 - cont Fisheries, commercial licences VF 230
2015 - cont Agriculture VF 245
2015 - cont Retail trading hours VF 259
2015 - cont Employment of children VF 267
2015 - cont Agent-general and trade commissioners VF 286
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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2015 - cont Arts VF 194
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2015 - 2016 Port of Melbourne Corporation VA 4028
2015 - cont Creative Victoria (formerly known as Arts Victoria from 1992 to 2014) VA 4416
2016 - cont Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) VA 5216
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1987 - cont Swine Industry Projects Advisory Committee VA 2995
2000 - cont Dairy Food Safety Victoria VA 4303
2003 - cont Linking Melbourne Authority (known as Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority [SEITA] 2003-2010) VA 4839
2010 - cont Regional Rail Link Authority VA 5007
2011 - cont Taxi Services Commission VA 5010
By 1888 - cont Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (formerly known as the Veterinary Board of Victoria 1888-1997) VA 1148
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2015 - cont Transport VRG 49
2015 - cont Arts VRG 61
2015 - cont Energy and Resources II VRG 160