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 Development
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
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,
The Sunshine Coast has been ranked in second place as the best performing non-capital city region in Queensland – and the fifth best non-capital region in the country.
Construction and tourism are the two main drivers of the Coast’s economy – and with the lower Australian dollar, it’s looking to a bright future.
The number of development applications has increased by 361% in one year. This includes residential houses, retail premises, educational facilities, offices and accommodation.
Demand for computer security experts will grow by more than 20% over the next five years. Cyber security relies on the right people and expertise, and as a result, there is a greater demand for professionals.
The Commonwealth Bank has been working with the Federal Government to position Australia as an exporter of cyber capacity.
“It’ll come back to a long-term strategy around encouraging school children to be taking up the subjects that will allow them to go do STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at university,” said David Whiteing, Chief Information Officer at the Commonwealth Bank. Read More
The Government has released their vision for turning Northern Australia into an “economic powerhouse” in the next 20 years.
The $1.2bn plan outlines a $600 million roads package to improve routes to the north, a $200 million Water Infrastructure Development fund and a $75 million Co-operative Research Centre. Boosting links with the broader Asia-Pacific region will be a focus on the centre and money will be pumped into tourism, to attract investment in the region. Read More
With the world of work rapidly evolving, enterprises need to adapt to the changing circumstances.
Forward-thinking organisations will focus their attention on a long-term strategy, understanding the workforce impacts, and developing a diverse workforce.
Let’s take a look at the essentials of workforce planning and development to see why you might need a plan for growth.
Major changes will occur across organisations, industry sectors, regions and countries – increasing export, expanding nationally, implementing technologies and innovating product development. Read More
Libraries are facing new trends, digital technologies, and community engagement opportunities – which will reshape the workforce, now and into the future.
Redefining our libraries and their opportunities
The Libraries Board of SA, the Local Government Association of SA (LGA of SA), Public Library Services and Public Libraries SA (PLSA) have teamed up to create a report on changes expected to occur over the next 15 years. Tomorrow’s Libraries is the collective result…with some interesting reading.
Tomorrow’s Libraries provides a framework for action to ensure public libraries remain integral to current and future generations. It outlines a clear mission for South Australia’s Public Library Network (SAPLN), as well as detailing the community and personal benefits of libraries. Read More