Karreenga Aboriginal Action Plan - Action 2

Employment and Economic Development.

Focus area: Advocate for and support initiatives that increase access to Council employment opportunities.

Actions Responsibility Timeline/current status Priority Budget/resources
1 Review Council employment opportunities and promote these to relevant Aboriginal organisations. Organisational Development (ODU) Ongoing High Within existing budget
2 Seek government funding to support traineeships and employment of Aboriginal people within Council. Organisational Development (ODU)
Community Development (CDU)
Short, medium and long term High External funding to be sought
3 Foster relationships with the Gordon TAFE and Deakin University for work experience and student placements for Aboriginal people. Organisational Development (ODU) Short term High Within existing budget
4 Look at opportunities to fund mentoring for Aboriginal staff members. Organisational Development (ODU)
Community Development (CDU)
Short and medium term High Within existing budget
5 Reach and maintain employment of Aboriginal people at level at or above the ratio of working age Aboriginal residents. Organisational Development (ODU) Short, medium and long term High Within existing budget
6 Work in conjunction with key employers in the Geelong region to maximise employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. Organisational Development (ODU)
Community Development (CDU)
Short term High Within existing budget
7 Ensure that the needs of older Aboriginal employees are considered in developing the City of Greater Geelong Work Force Planning Strategy. Organisational Development (ODU) Ongoing High Within existing budget
8 Review the City of Greater Geelong Induction Program to make our organisation a more welcoming place in which to work. Community Development (CDU) Short, medium and long term High Within existing budget
9 Promote and encourage purchase of Aboriginal made products from local Aboriginal enterprises for major events / openings held in Geelong. Marketing (CMU) Events (GME) Ongoing Medium Within existing budget
10  Promote and support local Aboriginal enterprises such as Wathaurong Glass and Narana Creations for Aboriginal Business Excellence Awards. Arts and Culture (ACD) Ongoing Medium  Within existing budget


Key for abbreviations

ACD Arts and Culture Department GME Geelong Major Events
ADU Aged and Disability Unit LES Leisure Services
CDU Community Development Unit MCO Mayor and Councillors Office
CGM Central Geelong Marketing ODU Organisation Development Unit
CMU Communication and Marketing Unit PS Property Services
COGG City of Greater Geelong – Relevant Departments PSS Parks and Support Services
CS Corporate Strategy TGGB Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine
EDU Economic Development Unit YSU Youth Services Unit
FSU Family Services Unit    





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