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May24
An independent Parks Victoria to strengthen tourism economy

Victoria will benefit from a more independent Parks Victoria with expanded functions and powers to manage and protect the state’s natural assets. 

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the passage of the Parks Victoria Bill 2018 in Parliament today.

The new legislation will make Parks Victoria a statutory authority. It will provide the agency with direct land management powers and clearer responsibilities to better manage Victoria’s national parks and other reserves.

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May19
Business community welcomes election of Melbourne Lord Mayor, Sally Capp

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM today congratulated newly elected Lord Mayor Sally Capp on her win in the City of Melbourne by-election.

Mr Stone said the interests of business had featured strongly in the by-election campaign so it was no surprise that a pro-business candidate could capture the support of so many voters.

“Ms Capp is well-known to the business community through her previous senior roles with the Property Council of Victoria and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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May08
Federal Budget improves Victoria’s share of national infrastructure spend

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the investment in Victorian infrastructure in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said the budget builds on the strong outcomes for Victorian business delivered in last week’s Victorian budget.

“Importantly, the federal budget demonstrates responsible economic management with a projected return to surplus in 2019-20.”

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May01
Varied business confidence reinforces need for pro-business policies in forthcoming State Budget

Strong business confidence among metropolitan based businesses during the first quarter of 2018 masks wide variations in trading performance and sentiment across different industries and locations according to the latest Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Trends and Prospects Survey.

The March quarter survey found that more than 40% of business owners in Melbourne expect business conditions to improve over the next twelve months. However, in regional Victoria, only 28% are as confident.

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May01
Infrastructure, training and tax cuts lead State Budget boost for Victorian business

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes the major investments in infrastructure, training and regional tax relief contained in the 2018/19 State Budget.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said it is pleasing to see many of the Victorian Chamber’s recommendations taken up in this State Budget.

“The pro-business initiatives provide a boost to Victoria’s 590,000 businesses and create new employment, investment and trade opportunities.

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Apr12
Victorian Chamber Welcomes $5 billion Melbourne Airport Rail Link Contribution

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the Turnbull Government’s $5 billion funding commitment to bring forward the construction of a Melbourne Airport rail link. 

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Dugald Murray said a Melbourne Airport rail link has been a longstanding priority of the Victorian Chamber.

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Apr11
Secure your seat at the manufacturing sector’s night of nights

The Victorian Chamber is delighted to present the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards in partnership with the State Government, and encourages everyone in the sector to attend and show their support for Victoria’s elite advanced manufacturing industries.

The Hall of Fame celebrates manufacturing companies and individuals who excel in business innovation and productivity and contribute to strengthening Victoria’s economy.

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Apr09
Victorian Chamber welcomes funding for Mordialloc Bypass

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the State Government’s announcement of a further $75 million to upgrade the Mordialloc Bypass, connecting the Mornington Peninsula Freeway with the Dingley Bypass.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Dugald Murray said the Victorian Chamber has been a long term advocate for investment in Melbourne’s infrastructure, and this vital project will benefit residents and businesses in Melbourne’s South-East.

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Apr05
Melbourne businesses urged to join the conversation on city’s transport future

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s release of a discussion paper on the future transport needs of the city and the suggestion of greater pedestrian access.

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said the City of Melbourne’s Transport Strategy Refresh is an important initiative and the Victorian Chamber encourages the public and business owners to join the discussion on Melbourne’s transport future.

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Mar22
Melbourne Chamber of Commerce - Exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Boeing Aerostructures Australia factory in Melbourne

Last week Melbourne Chamber of Commerce members were privileged to experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) factory in Melbourne. 

Boeing Aerostructures Australia is a member of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce and is Boeing’s largest manufacturing site outside North America. It is located in Fishermans Bend and employs 1,100 people. The  company has a long heritage in Australian aviation in Victoria that began with its legacy companies in 1927, and has been building aeroplanes since WWII. 

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