Victoria's international reputation for clean environments, urban liveability and resilience planning presents major opportunities to export products and services to the world's growing cities.
With beautiful parks and gardens, tree-lined streetscapes, treasured urban waterways, innovative urban design, world-class infrastructure and smart technologies, it's no wonder Victoria is a great place to live.
The State Government of Victoria established Liveability Victoria International to position Victoria as an international leader in liveability, leveraging the reputation of Melbourne as the world's most liveable city.
Building on Victoria's liveability credentials and status, Liveability Victoria International will assist Victorian businesses in the liveability sector to enter targeted overseas markets, particularly in Asia. We will do this through trade missions and business matching.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, in partnership with Trade Victoria, will bring together government, industry, and research partners, to help Victorian businesses go global, providing access to overseas markets and connections to international businesses.
We will support the export of liveability services and expertise in water, planning and urban design, clean-tech and environment protection, while seeking new ideas from our global neighbours to keep improving Victoria's liveability.
Consider us the 'liveability matchmaker', providing international governments, businesses and industries with access to the best of Victoria's expertise, products and services in liveability.
Victoria's China Strategy
In April 2016, the Victoria's China Strategy: Partnerships for Prosperity was released. The strategy includes commitments to work with our sister-state Jiangsu in high-tech innovation, such as clean-tech and environmental protection innovation.
In September 2016, a sister-state agreement with China's Sichuan Province was signed. This partnership will support Chinese cities seeking to become more liveable, and develop knowledge exchange and research collaboration initiatives in liveability. Cooperation will centre on liveability, sharing our ideas and working together to build smart and sustainable cities for the next century.