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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 is available in the Gippsland 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 April 2021)
$780,000 $602,952

Approved Activities

Activity Name


Partnering Employment Services Provider


Disability Support Worker Activity

Generation Australia Ltd

APM Employment Services


This activity involves the delivery of an online, tailored training course—as co-designed with local disability care employers to ensure alignment with local industry needs and role requirements—to prepare 36 Participants for entry-level roles in the disability care sector, as well as Participant mentoring and career coaching. This activity will also facilitate the placement of at least 24 Participants within the disability care sector. The activity is run by Generation Australia Ltd.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Gippsland Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Luke Arber
Gippsland Employment Facilitator
0439 713 482



Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Luke Arber (Chair) Gippsland Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Tim Weight TAFE Gippsland (Federation Training) Education and Training
Dean Bloom APM Employment Services Employment Service Provider
Rob Darby GBS Recruitment Employer
Jo Brunt VTEC - Steps to the Future program Indigenous services provider
Jane Oakley Committee for Gippsland Industry
Nicola Pero / Julie Tuhi Food and Fibre Gippsland Industry
Joe Rettino Gippsland Resource Infrastructure Working Group Industry
Bruce Connolly Latrobe City Council Local Government
Andrew Waller Latrobe Valley Authority State Government

Taskforce Communiqués

Communiqués from Taskforce meetings are now available.