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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund of $780,000 is available in the Western Melbourne 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 $429,000

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
Work Opportunities West (WOW) Djerriwarrh Employment & Education Services Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services This activity involves the delivery of pre-employment training and other support such as resume development and job interview assistance as required, leading to a minimum of 50 job placements—including traineeships or apprenticeships—in the health care and construction sectors. The activity is run by Djerriwarrh Employment & Education Services in Western Melbourne.
Supporting Retail Recovery in Wyndham Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc Job Prospects This activity involves the delivery of job readiness and pre-employment training, as well as mentoring support, leading to 50 job placements in the Retail and Hospitality sectors. The activity is run by Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Western Melbourne Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Terry Kennedy
Western Melbourne Employment Facilitator
0408 332 868


Western Melbourne 

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce  

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Terry Kennedy (Chair) Western Melbourne Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Liz Lloyd The Salvation Army Employment Plus Employment Service Provider
Ashoup Atar Kowanj Recruitment Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Karen Jackson Victoria University Indigenous
Steven Weir LendLease Employer
Suellen Bruce Western Health Employer
Sue La Greca LeadWest Local Government
Andy Waugh Moorabool Shire Council Local Government
Clifford Eberly Wyndham City Council Local Government
Paola Vanegas Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions State Government

Taskforce Communiqués

Communiqués from Taskforce meetings are now available