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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Wide Bay and Sunshine 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.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
Wheels for the Future Regional Training Services QLD Pty Ltd MAX Employment/td> The activity involves a mobile training facility capable of delivering practical, hands on training directly to 30 regional job seekers to improve their work readiness and skill them for local jobs in the tyre and accessory fitting sector of the automotive industry. The activity will deliver training to up to 30 disadvantaged young people, supporting them to complete relevant and essential practical automotive industry skills training and secure employment within the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Employment Region.
Fraser Coast Direct Care Workforce Traineeship Program Mickamob Pty Ltd Sarina Russo The activity involves maximising employment pathways into the health care sector for up to 72 job seekers to reskill and upskill them into high demand vacancies by way of a recognised skillset of four units from a Certificate III in Individual Support, and transition support into paid employment as trainees.
The Enhanced Agricultural Pathways Program Pine Rivers, Caboolture and Redcliffe Group Training Scheme Inc. t/a East Coast Apprenticeships  Sarina Russo Job Access The activity involves skilling young people for a job in the Agricultural Industry. The activity will deliver industry specific training and work placements for up to 12 disadvantaged young people to support them to complete training, work placements, and further education in the Agricultural industry in the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Employment Region.

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

Local Jobs Plan

Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Austin Ryann
Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Employment Facilitator
0466 669 934


Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Austin Ryann (Chair) Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Paul Fisher  Sunshine Coast RDA Regional Development Australia
Nadine Neave Sarina Russo Job Access Employment Service Provider
Alan Sparks East Coast Apprenticeships Education and Training
Brady O'Sullivan Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Employers
Tim McGee Sunshine Coast Council   Local Government
John Suthers Department of Small Business and Training Queensland State Government
Kendall Morton Home Care Assistance Employers