Hon Paul Miles MLA

Hon Paul Miles MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Grants offer local job opportunities for youth

    11/11/2016 12:05 PM
    • More than $300,000 for scholarships and traineeships at 26 regional councils
    • Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program

    Young people in regional Western Australia will have the opportunity to start or further a career in local government, thanks to the Liberal National Government.


    Local Government Minister Paul Miles today announced grants of up to $20,000 had been awarded to 12 regional local governments to support the creation of traineeship positions through the Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) Youth Development Program.


    An additional 25 grants of up to $10,000 were awarded to 18 local governments to support scholarships for young employees to undertake nationally accredited training.


    "The State Government understands that local governments are experiencing high staff turnover and an ageing workforce which impacts on its current and future capacity to deliver and maintain services in regional WA," Mr Miles said.


    "It is important to support young people in regional areas to further their careers. Local governments are a key employer of young people and this program has been designed to help with the attraction and retention of young people in the local government sector."


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said more than $1.2 million in Royalties for Regions funding was allocated towards the CLGF Youth Development Program in 2015-16.


    "As significant employers in many country areas, local governments are well placed to create opportunities for young people in our regions," Mr Redman said.


    "Not only will this initiative enable participants to gain valuable skills through real life experience, it will enable them to stay in their community of choice through providing local job options."


    Fact File

    Local Government Minister's office - 6552 6600

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


    Traineeship Recipients

    City of Albany - $20,000

    Shire of Broome - $20,000

    Shire of Perenjori - $16,846

    Town of Port Hedland - $20,000

    City of Busselton - $19,610

    Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes - $20,000

    Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup - $15,000

    Shire of Gingin - $16,500

    Shire of Northam - $20,000

    Shire of Wagin - $17,000

    Shire of Wandering - $16,850

    Shire of West Arthur - $16,500


    Scholarship Recipients

    Shire of Coolgardie - $3,000

    Shire of Esperance - $7,665

    Shire of Esperance - $7,997

    Shire of Esperance - $1,880

    City of Greater Geraldton - $4,484

    City of Greater Geraldton - $9,000

    City of Greater Geraldton - $9,000

    City of Greater Geraldton - $3,905

    Shire of Irwin - $10,000

    Shire of Irwin - $2,916

    Shire of Murray - $931

    City of Busselton - $10,000

    Shire of Capel - $6,800

    Shire of Collie - $2,874

    Shire of Dardanup - $5,166

    Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup - $3,380

    Shire of Beverley - $3,090

    Shire of Brookton - $1,289

    Shire of Brookton - $3,236

    Shire of Gingin - $2,560

    Shire of Gnowangerup - $2,288

    Shire of Quairading - $2,525

    Shire of West Arthur - $9,855

    Shire of Wickepin - $3,242

    Shire of Yilgarn - $2,973


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