TED Baillieu has talked up his government's achievements on infrastructure ahead of his government's two-year anniversary.
Education and environment groups are highly critical of the government's performance as it nears the halfway mark of its term next month, while business groups and the doctors' lobby are more positive.
The Victorian Premier said the government had already delivered on a significant range of election promises and was spending a record amount on infrastructure this year in the face of large revenue write-downs.
"We have to find new revenue opportunities and that comes with growing our economy (and) growing markets," he said.
"We have got significant infrastructure under way and we look forward to there being more.
"But we are going to do it in an entirely responsible way where there is a decent focus on getting the costs right."
Australian Education Union Victorian branch president Mary Bluett announced yesterday the teachers' union was walking away from enterprise bargaining negotiations with the government after it refused to respond to a revised salary offer from the union of 12 per cent over three years.
She said the only positive aspect of the government's education agenda was its commitment to boost the teaching of languages other than English in schools.
Ms Bluett said not only were teachers furious about Mr Baillieu's broken promise to make them the highest paid in the nation, but they were also angry about $48 million in funding pulled out of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) - which offers an alternative to VCE - as well as the "decimation" of TAFEs.
"It's been a bad two years for public education," she said.
"Cuts and broken promises in summary."
Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mark Stone backed the government's strategy to maintain budget surpluses and a triple-A credit rating.
"That's a very strong position for Victoria," he said.
Mr Stone said the government had also made welcome major planning reforms, including opening up public land to more tourism investment and a continuing commitment to cut red tape.
Environment Victoria chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy condemned the government's decision to cut the feed-in tariff rate for rooftop solar panels and tough wind-farm restrictions.
"Their record on the environment is pretty appalling," Ms O'Shanassy said.
"They are known by some in Victoria as a do-nothing government but on the environment that is definitely not the case - they've been ... attacking the environment."
Australian Medical Association president Stephen Parnis urged the government to release its promised regional capital resources plan, which will outline the coalition's investment priorities for the next decade.
KEY AREAS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE BAILLIEU GOVERNMENT'S TERM:
* Kept promise to deliver $100 million minimum surpluses, on track for $155 million surplus in 2012/13
* Unemployment fell to 5.4 per cent in October, while youth unemployment is highest of any state at 18 per cent
* Retains triple-A stable credit rating
* Business confidence weak
* Process under way to begin $1.6 billion redevelopment of Port of Melbourne
* Elective surgery waiting list numbers hit 46,131, almost 7000 more than the same time last year
* Location of promised 100 extra beds not revealed
* Smoking at patrolled beaches banned in time for summer, solariums will also be be banned
* Yet to release outpatient lists
* Cost of Ambulance Victoria memberships halved
* Education blueprint released giving schools more control over curriculums and codes of conduct
* Cut $290 million from TAFE budget
* Cut $48 million in funding from the vocational learning certificate
* Languages other than English compulsory for all public schools from prep to year 10 by 2025
* Ongoing dispute with teachers over pay and conditions
* More than 1000 extra metropolitan train services every week
* Level crossings removal program under way, including 12 major grade separations in Melbourne
* $15 million to start drill testing and develop a business case for an East West Link
LAW AND ORDER
* Ken Lay installed as new Victoria Police chief commissioner
* Inquiry into the senior ranks of Victoria Police recommends changes to command structure
* Tasers to be rolled out statewide by the end of 2015
* 192 protective services offices (PSOs) patrolling 22 train stations, 940 promised by 2014
* Tougher penalties for breaching intervention orders, sparking police chases and workplace bullying
* Suspended sentences and double jeopardy abolished
* New laws expected to pass parliament outlawing criminal bikie gangs
* Dumped the state's 20 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target
* Slashed solar feed-in tariff to rate for rooftop solar panels
* Seeking expressions of interest for new brown coal allocations in the Latrobe Valley
* Plans to open up national parks to private developers for eco-tourism
* New windfarm rules allow households to veto wind turbines
* Rezoning of Fishermans Bend, which will accommodate four new suburbs and 50,000 residents
* Development of 770 hectares for new suburb in East Werribee with 7000 new homes and a business precinct
* New mandatory height limits and environmental controls for all new properties along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers
* Government open to a third airport for Melbourne in the southeast
* Changes to the urban growth boundary to extend Melbourne's northern, western and outer southeastern growth corridors