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Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria is the Victorian Government's lead agency in developing regional and rural Victoria. RDV's role involves facilitating new investment, business growth and job creation, infrastructure development, instigating policy and planning initiatives, and co-ordinating the delivery of Government programs, services and resources in regional and rural Victoria.

This role includes implementing the Regional Growth Fund, facilitating consultation between the public and private sectors and communities about economic and community development in rural and regional Victoria, and promoting these areas.

It also includes advising the Minister for Regional and Rural Development and the Minister for Regional Cities on matters relating to development in regional and rural Victoria, and supporting communities affected by the 2009 fires through the Fire Recovery Unit.

Phone13 22 15
Postal Address
GPO Box 4509

DX Number210074
Organisational Units
Category Title Main Phone Description
BranchesInfrastructure Development03 9027 5456The Infrastructure Group identifies, facilitates and delivers infrastructure projects which contribute to the enhanced productivity, liveability and sustainability of regional and rural Victoria, including those initiated through the Regional Growth Fund.
BranchesPolicy and Planning03 9027 5462The Policy and Planning Group provides policy and strategy leadership to RDV, co-ordinating with other departments to develop ideas, knowledge, policies and programs that support the Victorian Government's commitment to regional and rural Victora. The group is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Regional Growth Fund, delivering research and analysis to support regional policy, and managing strategic relationships across and outside the Victorian Government.
BranchesRegional Programs and Recovery03 9027 5423The Regional Programs and Recovery Group is responsible for the delivery of a range of programs and activities including the local initiatives component of the Regional Growth Fund, the Regional Development Australia initiative in Victoria and bushfire and flood recovery programs. This includes the operations of the Fire Recovery Unit.
BranchesMarketing and Promotion Group03 9027 5428The Marketing and Promotion Group delivers a range of activities to promote the business and lifestyle qualities of life in regional and rural Victoria. In particular, the group is responsible for implementing the Regional Victoria Living Expo and the Good Move advertising campaign.
BranchesFire Recovery Unit03 9027 5411The Fire Recovery Unit was established in July 2011 following the closure of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority. In 2012-13, the Fire Recovery Unit provided continuity of Government support and oversight for the reconstruction and recovery effort after the 2009 bushfires by facilitating strong relationships and co-ordinated responses to ongoing community needs.
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Office Locations
Category Title Main Phone Description
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Ballarat03 5327 2800
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Bendigo03 4433 8000
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Geelong03 5215 6000
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Horsham03 5381 2762
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Mildura03 5051 2000
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Sale03 5142 0200
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Shepparton03 5895 4100
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Swan Hill03 5036 2452
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Traralgon03 5116 7300
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Wangaratta03 5722 7101
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Warrnambool03 5561 4135
Regional OfficesBusiness Centre - Wodonga02 6059 0200
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Staff Members
Category Title Name Main Phone
Key StaffActing Deputy Secretary, Acting Chief ExecutiveJames Flintoft03 9027 5460
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