John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    Local government - a great career choice

    13/05/2005 12:00 AM

    Western Australia’s 142 local governments offer employment opportunities in more than 30 different career streams.

    Local Government Minister John Bowler encouraged students attending the Careers and Education Expo this weekend, to consider the dynamic and challenging employment options in the local government sector.

    Mr Bowler said a career in local government was an opportunity to make a difference at a personal and community level.

    “From the city to the outback, more than 15,000 local government staff work in accounting and financial management, engineering, environmental health, land care and conservation, information technology, planning and marketing,” he said.

    “There are many opportunities and strong career paths in local government environments that range from some of the State’s largest organisations to smaller, close knit teams.”

    “Secondary students can find out more about the exciting opportunities in local government by visiting the ‘Local Exposure’ stand at the Careers and Education Expo at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 13 to 15.

    “I strongly encourage those who are at a stage of making choices about tertiary studies to visit the stand and seriously consider all the options.

    “Local government representatives will be available at the expo to advise and encourage students to explore future careers in the sector.”

    Mr Bowler said the Department of Local Government and Regional Development was supporting the Local Exposure stand as part of the Gallop Government’s commitment to providing jobs and opportunities for all Western Australians.

    For more information about careers in local government, contact the Department of Local Government and Regional Development on 9217 1500.

    Minister's Office - 9213 6500