The Victorian Government is strengthening the Local Jobs First Act 2003 and the associated Local Jobs First policy, to ensure it continues to maximise opportunities for local jobs and businesses.

This includes a focus on compliance and enforcement of Local Industry Development Plans, including considering changes to the role of the Local Jobs First Commissioner.

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is seeking feedback from all interested stakeholders to inform the design and implementation of these changes.

A public submission process is now open. Further information about the proposed reforms, including a consultation paper and instructions for making a submission, is available on the Engage Victoria website.

Submissions close on Tuesday 12 December 2023.