Power from the People: An inquiry into distributed generationThe Government's response to the final report of the VCEC inquiry, Power from the People, will improve the efficiency of feed-in tariff arrangements and assist in minimising barriers to distributed generation.
Changes will mean that in the future Victorians installing solar or other renewable and low-emissions energy systems of less than 100 kilowatts will be eligible for a new tariff. The new tariff will initially provide a minimum of eight cents per kilowatt hour for excess electricity exported to the grid, which reflects the adjusted wholesale price of electricity.
The rate will then be updated on an annual basis in line with the adjusted wholesale electricity rate. The Government will also take action to minimise barriers to the connection of distributed generation to the grid. These reforms will reduce upward pressure on electricity prices and provide an important contribution to delivering the Government's commitment to reduce red tape by 25 per cent.
Response to the VCEC inquiry into distributed generation (234 KB PDF) | (2 MB DOC)
Read the VCEC report: Inquiry into Feed-in Tariffs & Barriers to Distributed Generation
Unlocking Victorian tourism: An inquiry into Victoria’s tourism industryThe VCEC concluded from its inquiry into the Victorian tourism industry that the current regulatory setting for the management of public and private land is constraining regional Victoria’s response to the challenges it faces.
The attached Government response supports the key recommendations from the VCEC report, including all of the land-use planning and the management and use of public lands recommendations.
Response to the VCEC report into Victoria's tourism industry (371 KB PDF) | (2 MB DOC)
Read the VCEC report: Unlocking Victorian tourism: An inquiry into Victoria's tourism industry
Local Government for a better Victoria: An inquiry into streamlining local government regulationThe 79 local governments in Victoria play a significant role in supporting Victoria’s economic growth and managing the opportunities and challenges created by population growth and changing household structure.
This final report of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s (VCEC) inquiry, Local Government for a Better Victoria, contains 37 recommendations to improve local government regulatory frameworks and processes, with particular emphasis on streamlining local government regulation.
This document details the Government's response to each recommendation.
Response to the VCEC report on Local Government for a better Victoria (376 KB PDF) | (1 MB DOC)
Strengthening foundations for the next decade: An inquiry into Victoria's regulatory frameworkOn 29 June 2010, the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC) was directed to conduct an inquiry into improving regulation in Victoria.
The attached Government's response to the VCEC's 42 recommendations, released by the Treasurer on Monday 5 March 2012, will ensure that Victoria’s regulatory framework remains best practice.
Response to the VCEC report into Victoria's regulatory framework (388 KB PDF) | (2 MB DOC)
On sound commercial terms: An inquiry into regulatory impediments in the financial services sectorThe Government directed the VCEC to conduct an inquiry into reducing regulatory impediments in the financial services sector, which is the largest industry sector in Victoria in terms of output.
The VCEC made 19 recommendations its final report, covering a range of areas including regulation and taxation, Government operations, and supplies of skilled labour.
The Government's response to the VCEC's recommendations, released by the Treasurer on Thursday 22 December 2011 supports the competitiveness of the Victorian financial services sector.
Response to VCEC report on regulatory impediments in the financial services sector (399 KB PDF) | (2 MB DOC)
Victorian manufacturing: Meeting the challenges The Government directed the VCEC to conduct an inquiry into A More Competitive Victorian Manufacturing Industry and outline a forward looking strategy for a competitive and productive manufacturing sector in Victoria.
In its final report, the VCEC identified 44 recommendations focused on the principles of good policy and program design, the role of innovation, training and skills, investment facilitation and assistance, regulation and taxes and procurement policy.
This document details the Government’s response to each recommendation. The Treasurer released the Government response on 19 December 2011.
Response to VCEC report on a more competitive Victorian manufacturing industry (845 KB PDF) | (2 MB DOC)
Getting it together: An inquiry into the sharing of government and community facilitiesThe Government asked the VCEC to assess the potential for increased sharing of government and community facilities in metropolitan and regional Victoria, in relation to existing and new facilities.
In its final report, the VCEC identified 24 recommendations with focus on better information, improving
funding-based incentives, governance and commercial arrangements, and long-term opportunities to increase sharing.
This document details the Government’s response to each recommendation. The Treasurer released the Government response on 12 March 2010.
Response to VCEC report on the sharing of government and community facilities (530 kb PDF) | (192 kb)
Past VCEC reportsResponses to past VCEC reports
Further informationVisit the VCEC website for further information and copies of VCEC reports.