Latest News from GROW Gippsland

Inspiring, connecting and creating: as easy as 1,2,3!

The GROW Gippsland Compact Action Group met this week at 123 Cafe in Sale to discuss their experience so far of being a Compact Member. The group first heard from co-owner of 123 Cafe, Rich Lanham, who spoke of the importance of community involvement in the establishment of a social enterprise. He mentioned how proud he and…

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Meeting local suppliers in Stratford

GROW Gippsland recently presented at an Industry Briefing session for the new Avon River Bridge project in Stratford. The session gave local contractors and suppliers the opportunity to hear from CPB Contractors, who are delivering the project, GROW Gippsland and how we are supporting the use of local content and how to register interest in…

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Social procurement a (Water)Sure thing

The fourth GROW Gippsland Procurement Working Group met on September 9th at the Victorian Desalination Plant in Wonthaggi facilitated by Watersure, to discuss their journey in social and local procurement. The group, consisting of attendees from mining, water, education, government, health, transport and tourism, talked through their organisations maturity in regards to social and local…

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Supporting local employment opportunities

On September 5, GROW Gippsland held a stall at the 2019 Jobs Fair in Morwell alongside over 40 exhibitors presenting 700 jobs to more than 1,200 job seekers. Exhibiting on behalf of a group of compact members, the team were able to hear from job seekers in the region and point them towards fantastic job,…

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‘Our history is shown through the cultural heritage of the region’

On August 27, staff members from CPB Contractors and Rail Projects Victoria, both recent GROW Gippsland Compact Members, participated in Cultural Awareness and Cultural Heritage training provided by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC). CPB Contractors have been engaged by Rail Projects Victoria to design and construct the new Avon River Bridge as part…

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A sense of pride and accomplishment

Young job seekers are being given a helping hand from GROW Gippsland partner, Ladder, after they established a relationship with local Vinnies Victoria stores, offering participants work experience in retail. Learning key aspects of the work place such as processing and pricing goods and customer service, the participants gain not only experience but confidence in…

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