DPC Regional

In July 2011, the Department of Premier and Cabinet opened regional offices in Ballarat and Bendigo.

The offices will enable DPC to work more closely with local government, communities and businesses in regional Victoria to help address local issues and improve understanding of regional matters.

DPC is also able to work more closely with other departments and agencies in the regions to help enhance collaboration and coordination across government.

Through these actions, the regional offices will strengthen channels between the government and regional Victorians and facilitates DPC providing advice on regional matters to shape government projects and programs.

For further information about DPC Regional, please contact the offices at:

Bendigo

Address Level 1, 56-60 King Street, Bendigo
Email: bendigo@dpc.vic.gov.au

Ballarat

Address 35 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat
Email: ballarat@dpc.vic.gov.au 

News & Publications

DPC would like to showcase some of the whole-of-government initiatives in which we are involved. Learn more about what we're working on in this section.

 

Community Sector Reform Council

The Reform Council will be guided by the principles outlined in Professor Shergold's report, Service Sector Reform: A roadmap for community and human services reform. The Council has committed to being bold and visionary, working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, while being transparent and accountable.

Further information:

View the Statement from the Reform Council's Co-Chairs following its meeting on 3 October 2014:

View the Reform Council's advice to the Minister for Mental Health, Community Services and Disability Services and Reform on recommissioning:

View a Statement from the Reform Council's Co-Chairs following its meeting on 19 September 2014:

View a Statement from the Reform Council's Co-Chairs following its meeting on 19 August 2014:

View a Statement from the Reform Council's Co-Chairs following its meeting on 17 June 2014:

View a Statement from the Reform Council's Co-Chairs following its meetings on 5 and 6 March 2014:

View the Reform Council's communique following its inaugural meeting on 19 December 2013:

View Professor Shergold's report:

Victoria-Jiangsu Regional City Alliance

Jiangsu and Victoria share a successful 35-year relationship based on friendship, collaboration and mutual respect. Established in 1979, the relationship is Victoria's oldest sister-state relationship. This relationship was the first of its kind between an Australian state and a province of the People's Republic of China.

To build on our achievements at a state level and replicate this success at a local level, the Jiangsu Provincial Government and the Victorian Government are launching a new initiative - the Victoria-Jiangsu Regional City Alliance. This Alliance aims to position Victorian and Jiangsu regional cities to capitalise on emerging opportunities between our states. The 35th Anniversary of the Victoria-Jiangsu sister-state relationship provides a platform to help improve economic outcomes and help regional cities form economic and cultural partnerships.

The Victoria-Jiangsu Regional City Alliance - Deepening Our Prosperous Relationship booklet provides a series of short profiles of Victorian regional cities for consideration in the Victoria-Jiangsu Regional City Alliance.

Victoria Jiangsu Festival 2014

The year 2014 marks a very special occasion as Victoria and Jiangsu celebrate 35 years of friendship, partnership and respect. Established in 1979, the Victoria-Jiangsu sister-state partnership is Victoria's oldest and most enduring relationship, as well as one of the first Australia-China sister-state agreements. Built upon a foundation of friendship and a determination to grow together, our far-reaching relationship encompasses deep trade, cultural and personal links.

To recognise our 35 years of partnership, a Victoria-Jiangsu Festival was hosted, celebrating the accomplishments of our past and bringing us together to consider the opportunities in our future. For more information on the Victoria-Jiangsu sister-state relationship and the Festival.