The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews, MP, visited New York at the end of last month as part of an official visit to the United States.
On May 31, he made a lunchtime address to members of New York's financial community about his Government's infrastructure agenda. With numerous American Australian Association members in attendance, the Premier outlined how the Victorian Government is investing in productivity-enhancing infrastructure to enable the state to take full advantage of its growth potential.
The Premier outlined capital projects in 2016-17 worth more than $20 billion, including the Metro Tunnel and Western Distributor contracts that are out to market and will create a combined 10,000 jobs.
Victoria’s infrastructure program presents attractive opportunities for private sector investment. To discuss, please contact Deborah Komesaroff at the Victorian Government Business Office in New York, Tel: +1-212-573-0956.
The Premier also announced that the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) had secured a world exclusive partnership to host a blockbuster show of works from the iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2018. The NGV will be the sole international venue for the exhibition, which will showcase renowned art and design from a line-up of seminal artists including Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Edward Hopper, Jeff Koons, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Lyubov Popova, Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh.
Later in the day the Premier announced a strategic partnership with the prestigious Asia Society. Under the partnership, Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the 2017 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, part of the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative - a pre-eminent network of the region's most dynamic young leaders.