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Victorian businesses design, create and manufacture great products. These locally made products are bought and used throughout Australia and all around the world. Find out why it’s good to buy local!
From latest news and media releases to case studies and videos – learn more about Local Jobs First and how local businesses and workers are benefiting from Victorian Government projects.
Local Jobs First Commissioner
The Local Jobs First Act 2003 establishes a Local Jobs First Commissioner who will balance advocacy, facilitation and compliance functions, working closely with industry and departments to create opportunities for small and medium sized businesses on government projects.
Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) ensures that local businesses are given a full and fair opportunity to compete for government contracts. And with record levels of investment infrastructure, there has never been a better time for local businesses to get involved in supplying the Victorian Government’s pipeline of Local Jobs First - VIPP projects.
With all projects valued at $50 million or above automatically classified as Strategic Projects, as well as other projects agreed by government, more opportunities are now available to local industry and workers to contribute to high value goods, services and construction projects.
Each year, the government has hundreds of goods, services and construction projects worth millions of dollars that are delivered by local businesses and workers.