Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is inviting Shire residents who have skills and equipment that are currently underutilised to submit an expression of interest and register those skills and assets. This is to enable Council to build a data base of the potential within the community to provide the logistics that will be required to successfully carry out projects that may be undertaken with up to $1,000,000 in drought relief project funding provided by the Australian Government's Drought Communities Programme.
Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPSCEOIDroughtassistancecommunityprogramme. The registration process is simple and will only take a few minutes. You will be asked to provide details of skills and qualifications, equipment that is available and whether you’re prepared to undertake work on a fee for service basis.
LPSC Director Engineering Services, Warren Faulkner, said that once projects are chosen and the funding obtained there is a tight timetable to have the them completed by the end of June 2019.
“One of the requirements for funding is that work must be carried out by a workforce over and above Council’s, so we want to see the projects provide local employment, keep money flowing through the community as well as supporting drought-relief activities.
“It is obvious with the tight timetable to complete projects, that will benefit the community now and into the future, we need to be aware of our strengths in local capacity to meet requirements and successfully complete them,” he said.
“If you have idle equipment or have lost work due to the drought there may be opportunities to improve its utilisation via these projects. Similarly, a wide range of skills will be required during construction so let us know what you can do and that you’re prepared to work. There is the potential for a cross section of trades to benefit during the works, a welcome stimulus to local employment opportunities,” he continued.
“This is an expression of interest only and does not guarantee work, however if opportunities arise are you ready and willing to be part of what will be an exciting and busy period for Shire development? If you are, please register as soon as possible,” Mr Faulkner concluded.