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2019 – a look back on a year of GROW Gippsland

2019 has been an exciting year for the GROW Gippsland program; we grew from 12 Compact Members in December 2018 to 68 in December 2019, we held 27 training and workshop events for over 880 people, 13 people have found work through the GROW People pilot and 308 actions have been recorded in 42 Action…

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A community passion upgraded by locals

Thirty local contractors and suppliers were used during the Boisdale Recreation Reserve upgrade, helping to increase sports participation rates within the community, including among female football and netball players of the Boisdale-Briagolong Football Netball Club. The works encompassed demolition and replacement of the existing change-rooms with new home and umpire change rooms, an upgrade to…

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Inspiration in the construction sector

Todd Ferguson, Project Manager from GROW Gippsland Compact Member CPB Contractors, recently presented at the Kick Start Your Career in Construction graduation at the Heyfield Community Resource Centre. The 6-week pre-employment program provided participants with entry-level skills for working in construction, employment preparation, language and literacy skills and a White Card. The Latrobe Valley Authority, Gippsland…

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Defence work in Gippsland incoming

GROW team members Cameron Spence (Program Manager), Peter Mogridge (Infrastructure Procurement Lead), Shalene Wilcock (Stakeholder Engagement Manager), and Jeanie Hall (Latrobe Valley Authority; Manager Small Business, Economic Development and Investment) recently attended a Rheinmetall briefing hosted by Latrobe City Council and supported by Industry Capability Network (ICN). Rheinmetall currently employ 320 staff in Australia, and…

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Opportunities for Gippsland, its businesses, and community

On December 2nd, GROW Gippsland facilitated a briefing event for the two shortlisted contractors bidding for the half a billion-dollar Gippsland Line Upgrade project. Representatives from the VicConnect Consortium; comprising UGL Limited, Decmil and Arup, and the CJWS Consortium; comprising CPB Contractors, John Holland, WSP and SMEC gathered at Latrobe Valley Enterprises in Morwell to…

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Investing the time to get it right

GROW Gippsland held our second Employer Working Group on December 4 to seven attendees from health, government, telecommunications, trades and labour, water, facility services and disability support at the Latrobe Valley Authority. Attendees heard from guest speakers Emma and Tess from Australian Network on Disability about workplace adjustments that can be made for a person…

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