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About our RDA projects

To streamline the approach to disposal and “future proof” our Retention and Disposal Authorities (RDAs) as much as possible, we encourage the development and use of RDAs based around broad functions.

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) does not require each agency to have its own specific RDA unless it is a high risk or high value function.

Please contact us for further information about our RDA projects.


RDA projects currently underway

Victoria PoliceVictoria Police has commissioned an appraisal project to review its functions and replace its existing RDA, PROS 10/14 for Records of Victoria Police, with a new RDA.
Key areas of focus:
•    Account for changes in legislation and regulations
•    Relevant Royal Commission recommendations
•    Internal business practices and systems
•    Current recordkeeping and information management practices and standards
•    Production of an easier to apply RDA through the ‘rolling up’ of classes and use of easy to apply disposal triggers. 
Portable Long Service AuthorityA project is underway to cover the functions of the Portable Long Service Authority (PLSA). The functions of the agency include providing a scheme for the portability of long service benefits to eligible workers in the community services, contract cleaning and security industries.
Valuer-General VictoriaValuer-General Victoria is working on a new RDA for its specific functions as the Victorian Government's authority on statutory valuations. The functions include overseeing valuations for Victorian Government property transactions, rating valuations, valuations for council rates and land tax assessments.
Victorian Institute of Forensic MedicineA project is underway for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) to add functions to the existing PROS 15/02 RDA for Medico Legal Death Investigation, including forensic services and tissue bank functions.
Treasury and FinanceThe Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) is developing a new RDA to replace their existing RDA (PROS 99/02). The RDA will cover the specific functions of DTF including the management of Victoria's budget and the development of economic and fiscal advice and policy.
Labour Hire RegulationThe Labour Hire Authority (LHA) is developing a new RDA to cover its functions including licensing labour hire providers and undertaking education, enforcement and compliance activities.
Office of Public ProsecutionsThe Office of Public Prosecutions is in the process of replacing their current RDA, PROS 04/03. The RDA will cover records documenting the function of prosecuting serious offences and conducting criminal appeals in Victoria’s courts.


In conjunction with these projects, we are implementing an approach to expand our existing RDAs to cover agencies that perform similar functions. On application, agencies might be included under existing disposal authorities.


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