The defines public construction as any matter relating to the construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, alteration, extension or demolition of any improvements on land by, or on behalf of, departments and public bodies and includes:
- design and construction practices
- tendering processes
- project delivery
- contract administration
The Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994 (Vic) provides for the responsible Minister to set standards and issue written directions in relation to public construction.
The responsible Minister has issued these Ministerial Directions for Public Construction in Victoria (effective 1 July 2018).
These Ministerial Directions are supported by:
- mandatory Instructions for Public Construction in Victoria (effective 1 July 2018)
- non-mandatory (effective 1 July 2018)
Agencies that must apply the Ministerial Directions
What the Ministerial Directions cover
The Ministerial Directions for public construction procurement prescribe principles and procedures that Victorian government departments and public bodies must follow when they procure public construction works and construction services.
The Ministerial Directions are presented on the following pages. Instructions supporting a Directions are presented with that Direction.
Within the Instructions, the Secretary may authorise in writing any person to:
- perform any duties held by the Secretary under these Instructions
- grant any approvals available to the Secretary under these Instructions
First release - 1/07/2018
Revision 1 - 30/12/2018
Instructions: New paragraph inserted to clarify how the Secretary may delegate authority under these Instructions.
Revision 2 – 1/12/2022
Instructions: Working for Victoria was deleted and Fair Jobs Code was inserted.
Tools and support
Download the Ministerial Directions and the Instructions for public construction procurement:
Reviewed 05 July 2023