DTF stakeholders are broadly defined as 'the individuals and groups who affect, or are directly affected by, DTF achieving its goals'.
DTF's primary stakeholders are:
- Minister for Finance and the Attorney-General
- Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Technology, Minister Responsible for the Aviation Industry
- Victorian government departments;
- DTF agencies and affiliates;
- Commonwealth and other government jurisdictions;
- suppliers of goods and services to DTF;
- other external groups e.g. special interest groups, academia, subject matter experts etc.; and
- internal stakeholders i.e. DTF staff.
DTF recognises the importance of building positive stakeholder relations to achieve its vision, mission and objectives and achieve the best possible outcome for Victorians.
The Department started a formal stakeholder relationship program in 2005, which included collecting stakeholders’ views of their relationship with DTF through a survey every two years.
DTF's commitment to building staff capability in stakeholder relationship management and engagement is reflected in the DTF Stakeholder Strategy 2012-14. Three key factors contribute to successful stakeholder relationship management:
- Stakeholder engagement capability: Improve DTF staff capability to plan, implement and share their learning about effective engagement with stakeholders for the short and long term.
- Culture and leadership: Modelling and developing effective relationship behaviours; and
- Systems and processes: Improve integration and effectiveness of systems and processes that impact stakeholder relationship management.
The activities in the strategy are phased to continually build competencies within each of these areas at the organisational level and to influence stakeholder initiatives at the divisional, work group and individual levels.
DTF’s stakeholder survey is held every two years.
It provides valuable insights about our stakeholders views of their interactions with DTF, which help us consider how to build our own capability to best achieve open and honest information sharing, and better understanding of each other's perspectives and goals.
These are qualities that enhance our ability to present more comprehensive advice, and achieve outcomes of broader benefit and commitment.
The most recent survey was conducted in June 2011. DTF appreciates the contribution of stakeholders who participated in this year's survey. See the summary of the key findings:
DTF stakeholder survey report 2011 - Executive summary (454 KB PDF)
For more information about DTF’s stakeholder survey and strategy, contact Kerri Bradley, Manager Stakeholder Relationship Program on 9651 5111.