Mornington Peninsula Shire is aiming to boost the local economy thanks to the State Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria program, and has applied for about 100 positions.
“Our application provides the opportunity to deliver a diverse range of maintenance, environmental and economic development and community support projects for the benefit of our community,’’ said the Shire’s innovation and advocacy executive manager, Tania Treasure. “In terms of number of roles, it is about 100 spread across our various partner organisations. We are waiting to hear the outcome of that application.’’
The Working for Victoria initiative aims to help local economies and contribute to the state’s response to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has separately launched a business support package to help the community through the effects of COVID-19. The package includes a business concierge service, Supporting Local Business campaign, advocacy to state and federal departments, fast-tracking of approvals and compliance matters, temporary cessation of fees and charges, support for local contractors, and rate and rent relief options for those in council properties.