A 20-year blueprint to develop Northern Australia as an ‘economic powerhouse’ is set to transform Darwin. $600 million will be dedicated to roads, in addition to the $100 million beef roads fund, and $200 million will go to water infrastructure. There will also be a $5 billion concessional loans facility. Read More
Category Archives: Workforce Planning
The Pilbara is buzzing with economic opportunities. It’s a socially inclusive region that covers over 500,000 square kilometres in Western Australia – one of the state’s most ancient natural landscapes.
The Pilbara Development Commission is leading the charge to development the region’s economic base, improve social infrastructure, and sustain a rapidly growing population.
The New Pilbara
Work, live, visit or invest. The new Pilbara is a place for everyone. And it’s no wonder the population is rapidly increasing. Recent ABS numbers suggest that Pilbara is growing into a ‘young, cosmopolitan’, region attracting 20-44 year olds. Read More
Australia’s next fleet of 12 submarines will be built in Adelaide, with the Federal Government announcing 2,800 jobs as a result. The $50 billion contract is being hailed a ‘real victory for the people of Adelaide.’
Couple this with the recent commitment to build our offshore patrol vessels in Australia, and things are looking bright for the defence industry. Read More
Workforce planning in Local Government is essential, just like every other business and industry. Designing a plan that fits the growing needs of the community and the changing workforce helps councils stay relevant.
Identifying skills, tailoring services, generating economic and employment opportunities should be explored to boost future growth – and the vehicle to make this a reality is through a skilled workforce.
Local Government plays a huge role in our economy – both as an employer and in its influence within which businesses, industries and economies function. Read More
A few hours’ drive north of Melbourne, Greater Shepparton boasts a $2.88 billion Gross Regional Product (GRP). The region is on the cusp of major growth, with an expected 1.2% population rise per annum, between now and 2031.
The has partnered with the Department of Sustainability and Environment to outline a plan focused on leveraging the region’s strengths. Read More
Australia’s aged care workforce is expected to grow to nearly 830,000 by 2050. But while it’s a growing industry, it’s facing several challenges, including an ageing workforce, the increased demand for residential care placements, flexible delivery of these services, ensuring high levels of care, and the expansion of consumer directed care (CDC).
A major expansion of its workforce is needed, at a time when the labour market is getting tighter. Significantly, the time to achieve that skilled and sustainable aged care workforce is now. Read More
This blog post focuses on the workforce opportunities in the South Australian state budget delivered by the Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis MP including employment, entrepreneurship, industry and innovation, regional support and STEM but also highlights a couple of areas that need more attention.
A new format for explaining the budget describes benefits for:
- Innovation and entrepreneurs
- The community
Whilst in Austin during SXSW Interactive the Global Workforce Architects Program designed by Workforce BluePrint was launched into 20 countries with South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill sharing the story of how South Australia’s first workforce was developed.
At the Austin Texas Bound International Welcome Breakfast, Premier Jay Weatherill spoke with Wendy Perry on the success of such an entrepreneurial South Australian company expanding overseas,
During the last 2 weeks I’ve been in the USA and at SXSW Interactive where a number of big workforce, careers, jobs and skills shifts have been uncovered that you really need to know about, some of them may even blow your mind.
There is so much to comprehend, complex concepts and technologies that are changing the nature of jobs and work forever.
And if you are in economic and regional development, education or higher ed, human resources, learning and development, training or talent management, in the next few minutes we’d like to help you to understand these shifts.
So let me share information on these big changes with you, appreciating the full picture, interpreting the impact of technologies and trends on the workforce, recognising 21st Century capabilities and knowing where the workforce is moving to next. Read More
Aiming to replicate the essence of Austin, Texas with South Australia as a great place to work and do business and after a round table discussion with Tech Ranch and members of the USA delegation from New Venture Institute, Premier Jay Weatherill welcomed guests to a reception on the eve of SXSW Interactive.
The Premier highlighted Adelaide, Austin’s sister city as beautifully planned with a different style and pattern, surrounded by parklands with McLaren Vale to the south, Barossa Valley to the north, Adelaide Hills to the east and the Gulf of St Vincent beaches to the west, and a common love of festivals.
South Australia has a capacity to respond to challenges and there are numerous examples of entrepreneurs and startups from the state achieving amazing results. Read More