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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 is available in the Cairns region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Total Funding 2020-2022 Approximate funding remaining (as at January 2021)
$780,000 $780,000

Local Jobs Plan

Cairns Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Tamilyn Brennan
Cairns Employment Facilitator
0409 763 507



Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Tamilyn Brennan (Chair) Cairns Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Jodie Duignan-George Central Queensland University Education and Training
Sarah Mort MiHaven Group Employer
Angelo Finocchiaro Cairns Regional Council Local Government
Maryanne Tranter Vocational Partnerships Group Inc Youth
Julia Leu Arts Nexus Industry
Julie Marshall QITE Employment Service Provider
Grant Stidiford Department of Employment, Small Business and Training State Government

Taskforce Communiqués

Communiqués from Taskforce meetings are now available.