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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 is available in the Gold Coast 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 $723,551

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
Building Blokes Mentoring Program The Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation APM Employment Services This activity includes a mentoring and employment pathway project run by the Top Blokes Foundation on the Gold Coast. An intensive support program including workshops and mentoring over a 12 week period will engage a minimum of 60 young men to help address social barriers and connect them with pathways to secure employment.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Gold Coast Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Jodi Brackenbury
Gold Coast Employment Facilitator
0474 774 007 


Gold Coast

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Jodi Brackenbury (Chair) Gold Coast Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Estella Rodighiero RDA Gold Coast Regional Development Australia
TBC Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Convener of Gold Coast Labour Market Council* State Government
Tracey Dear MEGT Employer/Apprenticeship Support
Natalie Palelei BLCW (Boosting the Local Care Workforce) Health and Community Services Industry

Sussanah Stearman

City of Gold Coast Council Local Government
Jennine Tax Study Gold Coast Education and Training

*Note: Gold Coast Labour Market Council brings together employment services providers to meet the needs of employers in the region using a collaborative and coordinated approach.

Taskforce Communiqués

Communiqués from Taskforce meetings are now available.