Series VPRS 7329
Decentralization Certificate Schedules
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Date Range: Series ? 1972 - 1983
  Series in Custody 1972 - 1983
  Contents 1979 - 1983
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1972 - 1978 Department of State Development (from 1972 also known as Department of State Development and Decentralisation) VA 552
1978 - 1981 Department of State Development, Decentralisation and Tourism VA 2881
1981 - 1983 Ministry for Economic Development VA 2880
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1985 - 1990 Department of Industry, Technology and Resources VA 2661
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    Under the Decentralized Industry Incentives Payments Act 1972, the Governor-in-Council was able to approve certain companies as Approved Decentralized Secondary Industries and Approved Decentralized Establishments, which enabled them to apply for various subsidies and concessions.

    ADSI & ADE certificates were issued in accordance with these regulations and a schedule or register of certificates was maintained by the Department.

    This series is the separately maintained set of schedules. As this Act dates from 1972 it is assumed schedules would have been maintained from then. However, it is not known whether they were held as a separate series as the existing portion suggests or only held on correspondence files where they are in evidence. As most of the pages in this series are copies the originals must be either on file or held as another set somewhere else.

    The series consist of an index to the companies listed and then a series of schedules depending on whether they related to new approvals, changes of name and location, or cancellations. As there were usually several schedules issued during the year they were numbered in annual single number order. The schedule number was usually given an alphabetical prefix to denote the type of schedule e.g. N.A. (New Approval).

    Each individual schedule was arranged in certificate (single number) order. They show the company name, location, primary activity, classification number, file number, number of employees and the year established. The schedules are stamped and signed on behalf of the Governor-in-General.

    The schedules are held within years and were obviously maintained in binders, although the pages are now in envelopes labelled `Former Decentralization Certificates' and the year. Some envelopes contain related correspondence, and the 1979 schedules have the minutes of the ADSI Approvals Committee attached.

    The series finished in 1983 as changes to legislation meant all certificates were revoked. A new register of industries was set up for the new legislative arrangement.

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P0001 1979 - 1983 Open 2
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