Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Local governments to address workforce planning

    21/08/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Toolkit to assist local governments meet workforce challenges
    • Funding available to country local governments to support workforce planning
    Local Government Minister John Castrilli will today launch a new toolkit to help Western Australia’s local government sector address the increasing and diverse challenges in providing services to their communities.

    “To meet challenges, local governments need to have staff with appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise,” Mr Castrilli said.

    “The Workforce Planning Toolkit was developed in partnership with local government representatives and aims to assist councils to develop a workforce capable of meeting community aspirations now and into the future.

    “To achieve this, local governments need to incorporate workforce planning into their strategic and corporate planning processes.”

    The Minister will launch the Workforce Planning Toolkit at the Local Government Workforce Planning forum which will be attended by local government chief executive officers, managers, mayors, presidents and elected members.

    The forum will provide attendees with information needed to successfully implement workforce planning in their organisations.

    The toolkit will also be sent to all local governments in the State and will be available on the Department of Local Government’s Integrated Planning website at  http://integratedplanning.dlg.wa.gov.au

    During September and October, follow-up training workshops will be conducted in metropolitan and country areas for elected members and local government staff on how to undertake workforce planning.

    Mr Castrilli said grant funding would also be made available to eligible country local governments to support workforce planning.
     
          Fact File
    • Workforce planning is a high priority area needed to best develop local government workforces to best meet community aspirations
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