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HEPBURN Shire Council has been successful in attracting $1.6 million from the Working for Victoria Fund to employ an additional 33 staff.

HEPBURN Shire Council has been successful in attracting $1.6 million from the Working for Victoria Fund to employ an additional 33 staff to carry out a range of roles to support the community and business through COVID-19 relief and recovery. 

Hepburn Shire Council is one of fifteen of the latest councils to have signed up to the Victorian Government’s $500 million program. Council will be employing new staff in various areas, including cleaning and sanitisation of buildings and public places, clean up of waste management facilities, outdoor works, parks and open spaces, maintenance of community buildings, community support, procurement, IT, business and economic development recovery, communications and OH&S.

CEO Evan King said the boost to council resources was a welcome relief after a difficult few months delivering services during COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.

“This boost to resources will help ensure that we have more staff delivering public hygiene and land maintenance services around the Shire, helping slow the spread of COVID-19, particularly after the easing of restrictions allowing visitors back to our shire.

“This funding creates local employment and an opportunity for many in the community to work after possibly losing jobs due to COVID-19.  We’re looking forward to welcoming this new temporary workforce into the council team,” said Mr King.

Link: www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria



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