Job creation in Strathbogie Shire thanks to Working for Victoria
Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said the jobs were designed to help those impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“This is seriously fantastic news for our community,” Cr McClaren said.
The new six-month roles will be created to provide support to our community in areas such as planning and assets, information technology, communications, project management, maintenance and repairs, community engagement initiatives, cleaning and much more.
The $500 million Working for Victoria program is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and includes matching people who have lost their job.
Strathbogie Shire is one of an initial 28 councils across Victoria participating in the new initiative.
“We are acutely aware of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people in our region and we’re excited to be able to provide opportunities to those who are out of work due to no fault of their own,” Cr McClaren said.
“We thank the government for this opportunity and are excited to be able to support our community at this challenging time.”
Strathbogie Shire Chief Executive Officer Julie Salomon said council had identified a range of roles, above and beyond its normal program of works to help get the community back on its feet.