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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Geraldton 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.

Approved Activities

Activity Name


Partnering Employment Services Provider


Oaks Workforce Development & Training program


Oaks Civil Construction

APM Employment Services

This activity involves pre-employment training, mentoring and employment placements for up to 48 participants in the civil construction industry.  The activity focuses on upskilling and retraining local participants to become work ready.

Talent Pool Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Incorporated Joblink Midwest This activity is designed to increase employability of at least 20 young people, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participants. Participants who successfully complete the activity will gain pre-employment soft skills and a qualification to be Lifeguards and/or Swim Teachers. 

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation.

Local Jobs Plan 

Employment Facilitator

Barbara Thompson
Geraldton Employment Facilitator 
0400 817 929



Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Barbara Thompson (Chair)
Geraldton Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Caroline Thompson Community Skills WA Community Organisation
Leon Norris Joblink Midwest Employment Services Provider
Vickie Hablitz National Disability Services Disability Services Provider
Karin Grima RDA - Mid West Gascoyne Regional Development Australia
Leonie Noble National Rural Women's Coalition Community Organisation
Hannah Syeda Workskil Employment Service Provider
Jamie Strickland Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation Aboriginal Organisation