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Working For Victoria: More Jobs For Locals In Gippsland

Source: Victorian Government.

Some 100 new positions will be advertised in Gippsland through Working for Victoria, building on almost 230 jobs already created across the region through the Victorian Government employment initiative.

Of the new jobs, more than 40 positions with the East Gippsland Shire Council will become available from this week, including in parks and gardens maintenance and bushfire remediation work in council-managed reserves and trails.

The workers will contribute to teams providing repair and weed management programs for more than 15 kilometres of trails and 70 hectares of council-managed reserves that were affected by last summer’s bushfires.

A team of Working for Victoria participants including Thomas Clayson, who has a background in zoology and emergency medical response, are currently working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) on bushfire recovery projects around Heyfield.

Mr Clayson’s team is completing land management works including track repairs, dangerous tree removal and repairs to damaged infrastructure in national parks and state forests.

While the East Gippsland Shire jobs will be advertised from this week, other Working for Victoria jobs including roles with other councils from across the region, as well as dedicated positions for young people providing administrative support to Victoria Police and further roles with DEWLP, will become available over coming weeks.

The 229 jobs already created for Gippsland workers through Working for Victoria include roles with Latrobe City Council, Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Bass Coast Shire Council, Wurinbeena, East Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council.

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