Construction and development industry leaders say Victoria is losing skilled workers to other states because of a slowdown in government infrastructure projects.
The Victorian branch of the Property Council of Australia says the industry needs certainty from a 30-year project plan.
Executive director Jennifer Cunich says Victoria will not have the labour to cope when major developments like the East-West Tunnel and Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel get underway.
"What the industry and the Property Council is calling for is a pipeline of infrastructure work," she said.
"We'd actually like to see a 30-year pipeline of work to give that certainty to the industry that the work is ongoing."
She says the introduction of a new red-tape commissioner is a step in the right direction.
But the State Treasurer Kim Wells has dismissed the concerns saying there will be a record spending of $5.6 billion in infrastructure projects in this financial year.
Those projects include the new Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital, the Regional Rail link and upgrade of the Shrine of Remembrance.
"Then you also look at the projects that the Premier's announced where the money's been allocated the Monash Children's Hospital, the railway crossings of Springvale, Mitcham and Rooks Road," Mr Wells said.
"These are significant projects, will create an enormous amount of jobs in the construction industry."