RDV is structured to deliver a range of programs and initiatives to drive economic and community development across regional and rural Victoria.
As part of Machinery of Government changes announced in December 2010, most of RDV has transferred to the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD).
Joining DPCD are those RDV functions and staff concerned with policy and planning, infrastructure development, regional delivery, marketing and the office of the Chief Executive.
RDV functions and staff involved with food strategy, export and industry investment as well as a number of regionally-based staff, remain with the Department of Business and Innovation (DBI).
In regional offices, teams from RDV and DPCD have been combined to form an integrated and strengthened regional network.
A key benefit is the expansion and consolidation of the Government’s presence in regional Victoria through the consolidation of RDV and DPCD regional offices, which has strengthened existing regional capacity and networks. RDV is now represented in more locations, enhancing its ability to provide integrated advice, services and programs throughout regional and rural Victoria.
This includes better integration with sport and recreation initiatives, community development programs and land-use planning to ensure a stronger overall presence in regional Victoria.
To achieve this, RDV works across Government to coordinate policy, investment and services through interdepartmental committees, working groups and committees.