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May09
Federal Budget provides infrastructure boost to Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes major investment in Victorian infrastructure in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said the budget was a positive outcome for Victoria and demonstrates responsible economic management with a projected return to surplus in 2020-21.

“This budget builds on the good outcomes for Victorian business delivered in last week’s Victorian budget,” he said.

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May05
Victorian Chamber welcomes funding for first stage of Shepparton Bypass

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the 2017-18 Victorian Budget’s allocation of $10.2 million to plan and undertake preconstruction works for the first stage of the 36 kilometre Shepparton Bypass.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said this project will reduce congestion, increase productivity and create jobs in Shepparton and its surrounding areas.

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May04
Victorian Chamber welcomes new trams and trains to be built by Bombardier in Dandenong

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the announcement of $218.1 million to fund 10 more high-capacity E-class trams to be built by Melbourne Chamber of Commerce member Bombardier in Dandenong.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said the new trams were part of significant transport initiatives in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget, including a $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package that will create 2,000 jobs across the state and $10 million allocated to develop a new airport rail plan.

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May04
Warrnambool to benefit from the 2017-18 Victorian Budget

Warrnambool businesses will benefit from the major funding in the Victorian Budget of $100 million in rail upgrades to the run more services.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said key rail commitments in Warrnambool as part of the $1.45 billion regional rail revival package would benefit the region’s residents and businesses.

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May04
Victorian Chamber welcomes funding for Mordialloc Bypass

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the announcement of $300 million to fund the Mordialloc Bypass, connecting the Mornington Peninsula Freeway with the Dingley Bypass.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said this vital project will benefit residents and businesses in Melbourne’s South-East.

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May03
Victorian Chamber welcomes Victorian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes the announcement of a focused taskforce to review barriers and opportunities to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a part of the taskforce, which will investigate issues, seek specific experiences of individual apprentices, employers and training providers and determine actions that could be put in place to address the issues raised.

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May02
Victorian Budget provides a much needed boost to business confidence

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes key measures outlined in the 2017/18 State Budget, with business confidence set to increase from pro-business policies.

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the decision to bring forward the increase in payroll tax threshold by a year and a 25 per cent reduction in payroll tax for regional businesses.

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May02
Regional Victoria wins big in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget

A major upgrade to the regional rail network and regional roads and a boost for regional businesses with a 25 per cent reduction in payroll tax has made regional Victoria one of the big winners from the 2017/18 State Budget.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Acting Chief Executive Bryce Prosser said key commitments in regional Victoria would boost the confidence of local businesses and improve connectivity across the state.

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Apr26
Survey shows Victorian businesses hit by higher energy prices, one in five likely to pass on costs to customers

Victorian businesses are bearing the brunt of a sharp increase in energy prices, with 41 per cent expecting to absorb the costs and 21 per cent likely to pass on costs to customers, a survey has found.

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Survey of Business Trends and Prospects questioned almost 400 businesses about their sentiments over the first quarter of 2017.

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Apr24
Victorian Chamber welcomes expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global investment in Victoria.

The $90 million funding, to be included in the 2017-18 State Budget and building on $116 million funding in 2016-17, will create and retain jobs in priority industries like manufacturing and aviation by targeting global investors and innovators to do business in Victoria.

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