Farm Guide VIC : 2010 - 2011
49 Rural & Regional Development Regional Development Victoria -- helping the flow to farm communities After weathering more than a decade of drought, rain is finally greening paddocks, nu rturing crops a nd filling dams across much of Victoria. The future is looking brighter this year for many of our far mers. While one decent season doesn't undo years of tough ones, many farming communities can at least start setting their sights beyond one day at a time. They ca n think about investing in much-needed infrastr ucture, supporting industry innovations and lending a ha nd with exciting new initiatives designed to energise their local community. Many farmers haven't been able to consider such things in years. Not surprisingly, they might not know how to begin tur ning some of their good ideas into practical outcomes. That's where Regional Development Victoria (RDV) comes in. RDV is the section of the Victorian Govern ment set up to help regional business communities, including farming, make the most of every business development opportunity. Who is RDV? Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is the Victorian Government's lead agency in developing Victoria's regions. RDV's primary purpose is to facilitate economic, infrastructure and community development across provincial Victoria. One of our key aims is to make Victoria's regional food industry -- the state's largest employer and exporter -- stronger and more adaptable. We do this by helping generate investments, jobs and export markets, and providing infrastructure that ensures all regional communities continue to thrive. RDV delivers ser vices through a network of regional offices and Victorian Business Centres across the state. For further information about Regional Development Victoria, visit w w w.rdv.vic.gov.au or contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
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