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Addressing Skills and Employment Gaps in Outer Metropolitan Growth Areas An Action Plan. Presented by: John Noronha Director, Essential Economics. Key Components of Outer Suburban Liveability . NGAA: Population and Labour Force Growth 2011-26 . NGAA: Educational Structure.
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Addressing Skills and Employment Gaps in Outer Metropolitan Growth AreasAn Action Plan Presented by: John Noronha Director, Essential Economics
Future NGAA Employment Opportunities • Advanced Manufacturing • Transport and Logistics • Construction • Wholesaling • Service Sector • Health and Education • Creative Industries • Research and Development
Stakeholder Consultation Findings • Action Plan needs to: • Create local base of skilled employment and supporting infrastructure to attract private business investment. • Secure Government funding for major infrastructure projects and leverage private investment. • Stimulate private sector investment to create more job diversity. • Recognise liveability is critical to attracting skilled workers and private investment. • Improve employment self-sufficiency to avoid long-term unemployment growth and deskilling.
Action Plan Principles • Job Catalysts • Providing Skilled Labour • Providing and Maintaining Infrastructure • Improving Coordination
Key National Actions • Promote benefits of living and working in Growth Areas • Extend the Suburban Job Program • Provide industry-specific development centres • Develop town centre/employment hub strategy • Provide Flexible Learning Spaces • Create a National Urban Investment Fund • Continue existing employment and skills funding programs • Develop NGAA forum to coordinate local and regional employment and skills stakeholders
Hypothetical Project Examples • Government office relocation; Blacktown, NSW • Government office relocation; Wyndham, VIC • Manufacturing redevelopment project; Playford, SA • Manufacturing redevelopment project; Rockingham, WA • Infrastructure construction program; Logan, QLD