Recovery and Capability Building

Beyond initial immediate response, the LVA has been able to strengthen local capability, building partnerships and assisting key industries with job creation by:

  • Identifying new employment opportunities and building the skills base of workers
  • Building business capabilities and maximising use of local businesses
  • Funding locally identified priorities to increase participation and improve the sustainability of local community organisations.

By partnering with business and educational institutions workers training programs have been tailored to support workers to build skills and access new industries.

Being able to bring together all parts of a community allows it to play an active role in understanding its strengths, priorities and capabilities.

Through research and connecting locally, nationally and globally the LVA is implementing innovative ways to bring the community together and strengthen its competitive advantage.

Discovering and learning from the work in other regions the LVA has facilitated the establishment of GROW Gippsland which has strengthen local procurement and competitive advantage for Gippsland businesses and industries.

Business support has grown across the region with dedicated Concierge Officer’s in each LGA to provide guidance and support for local businesses.

Guiding the development of major infrastructure across the Latrobe Valley has ensured procurement of local contractors, state of the art facilities providing ongoing employment, improving participation and community wellbeing.

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