The Coal to Coast Jobs website was developed as part of the Regional Skills Attraction & Retention project; a project to provide a collaborative regional response to the greatest issue facing industry in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions – skills.
The project was jointly funded by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and the Queensland Government’s Blueprint for the Bush initiative, a 10-year plan to build a sustainable, liveable and prosperous rural Queensland.
The Coal to Coast Jobs website combines attractive regional lifestyle information with helpful information on relocating and finding employment from interstate and overseas in addition to specific localised employment and lifestyle information for residents throughout the entire region.
The website differs from other of its kind, as it is the first to cover the entire Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region and has the ability to collect up-to-date statistics and data on skills shortages and employment trends within the region. This data will be instrumental in informing government of regional needs and challenges and will influence key decision makers when determining funding and programs for the region.
The website is designed to work in conjunction with the Coal to Coast Liveabilty Prospectus, a printed brochure aimed at providing lifestyle and relocation information to prospective residents. Together these strategies will form a suite of promotional media promoting the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions as attrative locations in which to live, work and play.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
REDC is the peak economic development organisation for the Mackay Statistical Division which encompasses the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac council areas.
The Queensland State Government, through the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), sponsors REDC to co-ordinate regional economic development activity, act as a conduit for the region into the Queensland State Government and undertake projects of significant regional and economic impact. REDC is further funded by the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Regional Councils as well as industry partners.
REDC's activities are overseen by a Board comprising representatives of a cross section of geographic areas and key industries. Activities undertaken by REDC cover not only economic initiatives, but also social and environmental challenges.
For more information visit www.mwredc.org.au