2018-19 State Budget Submission: Unlocking the potential of regional Victoria

Regional Cities Victoria has released its Pre-Budget submission 2018-19 to the Victorian State Government: Unlocking the Potential of Regional Victoria.

RCV is calling on the State Government to:

  • Encourage business growth and creating employment opportunities in regional cities – calling on the Government to build on the momentum generated through the first iteration of the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) by investing $600 million over four years in this fund
  • Create memorable visitor experiences and improving regional liveability – calling for additional investment of $100 million in the Government’s successful Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund – supporting local jobs and enhancing amenity and liveability by growing the visitor economy
  • Improve connectivity throughout regional Victoria – calling on the Government to ensure the recently announced Melbourne Airport rail link has practical connections to the V/Line Network, to improve travel times and frequency and between Melbourne and regional cities; and to improve inter-regional connectivity
  • Create opportunities through innovative financial management – calling on the Government to support the pilot of a Local Government Financing and Treasury Shared Service model, based on the business case developed by Regional Cities Victoria and funded by the Victorian Government in 2017-18.

Download a copy of the Pre-State Budget Submission 2018-19 here.