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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 is available in the Hunter 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 March 2021)
$780,000 $685,000

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Service Provider Description
Jobs in the Valley & Vines: Transforming Lives Smart Training and Consulting Group Joblink Plus This activity includes a hospitality mentoring and employment project run by Smart Training and Consulting Group in the Hunter region. The project will deliver a six-week non-accredited training program for a minimum of 30 participants, including a 30-hour work placement to secure hospitality jobs in the Hunter Valley.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Hunter Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Karla Notman
Hunter Employment Facilitator
0466 606 467



Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce  

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Karla Notman (Chair) Hunter Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Liana Nadalin Training Services NSW State Government
Evan Steverson Regional NSW State Government
David Broughton Salvation Army Employment Plus Employment Service Provider
Tim Owen Hunter Defence Australian Government
Viv Allanson Maroba Employer
Mikhaila Halford Ampcontrol Employer
Mikaella Latimore Life Without Barriers  Employer
Stuart Horden Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association  Peak body
Amy De Lore Hunter Business Chamber Business chambers
Simon Massey City of Newcastle, supported by Hunter Joint Organisation Local Government

Taskforce Communiqués

Communiqués from Taskforce meetings are now available.