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A group of prominent Victorian business leaders today unveiled Agenda Victoria, an analysis of the issues and opportunities facing the state and measures to drive economic growth over the next decade.

Bank of Melbourne Chief Executive Scott Tanner said Victoria’s future prosperity requires an agenda for growth that transcends political cycles and has community support.

Mr Tanner said the group had taken an integrated approach to determining Victoria’s competitive advantages and identified ways to leverage strengths between key sectors of the economy, rather than looking at each sector in isolation.

“Victoria punches above its weight across a range of industries and has a deserving reputation as a great place to live, work and do business,” Mr Tanner said.

“We need to combine Victoria’s strengths and create a long term vision for the state that goes beyond political cycles. It is important that the people and businesses of Victoria are custodians of where we are going and how we get there.”

Published in the Herald Sun, the Agenda Victoria analysis provides a starting point for business, government and the community to plan how Victoria can maintain its position as one of the best places to live and work.

“Bank of Melbourne is committed to the long term future of Victoria’s people, businesses and communities,” Mr Tanner said.

“We are proud to support Agenda Victoria and hope it becomes part of the dialogue of what’s needed to ensure the state’s future prosperity.”

Agenda Victoria was developed by:

  • Bank of Melbourne Chief Executive Scott Tanner and Bank of Melbourne Advisory Board Chair Elizabeth Proust AO;
  • The Herald and Weekly Times Victorian Managing Director, Editorial Peter Blunden;
  • Beck Property Group Managing Director Sam Beck;
  • Ernst & Young Office Managing Partner, Victoria, Annette Kimmitt;
  • Amcor non-executive director Graeme Liebelt;
  • Sussan Group Owner, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Naomi Milgrom AO;
  • RMIT University Chancellor Ziggy Switkowski;
  • Energy Australia Managing Director Richard McIndoe;
  • GrainCorp Managing Director & Chief Executive Alison Watkins;
  • Victorian Major Events Chief Executive Brendan McClements;
  • La Trobe University Chancellor Professor Adrienne Clarke AC;
  • Australian Unity Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Rohan Mead;
  • Victorian Major Events Company and Victorian Arts Centre Trust President Janet Whiting;
  • City of Melbourne Chief Executive Officer Dr Kathy Alexander;
  • Yarra Trams (KDR Victoria) Chairman Linda Nicholls AO
For more information about Agenda Victoria visit www.bankofmelbourne.com.au/agendavictoria

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