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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the New England and North West 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 Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
BackTrack Works Transition Co-ordinator   BackTrack Works Ltd JobLink Plus The activity will involve supporting young people in Tenterfield to enter employment by employing a part-time Transition Coordinator, who will provide and/or organise training and employment assistance, as well as support services based on individual transition plans. The activity expands on the delivery of BackTrack Works existing youth support program and will enable participants to enter employment.
The Poultry Hub Jobs Program The University of New England Jobs Australia Enterprises The activity will deliver a four-day training program, job seeker engagement sessions and follow-up site and business visits to engage job seekers in the poultry industry. It is expected that around 300 job seekers will participate in the training and a minimum of 240 participants will gain employment in the poultry industry. 

Local Jobs Plan

New England North West Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Rechelle Leahy
New England and North West Employment Facilitator
0408 224 489


New England and North West

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce  

Representative Organisation Stake holder Group
Rechelle Leahy (Chair) New England and North West Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Penny Alliston-Hall/Annette Bugden BEST Employment Employment Service Provider
Adam Bennett TAFE NSW Education and Training
Marcus Watson Back Track Community organisation
Nicola O'Neill Narrabri Shire Council Local Government
Bronwyn Cocking Training Services NSW State Government
Craig Jenkins Department of Regional NSW State Government
Nathan Axelsson RDA Northern Inland Regional Development Australia
Rebel Thomson Namoi Unlimited (Joint Organisation of Councils) Local Government