Work for the Dole brings benefits to Pearce
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2005
The Minister for Workforce Participation, Peter Dutton, has announced 784 new Work for the Dole projects across Australia, offering 8,597 places for job seekers.
“Work for the Dole participants are providing local communities with services and facilities we might not otherwise have, the Member for Pearce, Judi Moylan, said today.
“Through this program, Work for the Dole participants are improving their prospects of finding a job,” she said.
Ms Moylan said 19 new projects in Pearce, with places for 148 job seekers.
Projects include –
Name of project Description Location Places
Kids Size Participants will be constructing Northam 5
child size furniture wooden
furniture for distribution
Junior Care Participants will be involved with Northam 2
the day to day running of the Northam
childcare centre in an administration
Institute Revamp Participants will demolish and Narrogin 6
reconstruct walls and sand and seal
floors at the Railway Institute
Building at Narrogin
Beverley Telecentre Supporting the community by Beverley 3
Talk assisting people to connect to
Government services and to
learn administrative skills
Pingelly People Administration – learning Pingelly 2
Support computer skills, research and reception work and landscaping for the gardens
Art Attack Daily operations of the Avon Northam 2
Valley Arts Society.
South West Clerical, gardening, general Across 25
Work Experience maintenance South West
(this one crosses into the electorates of Pearce, O’Connor and Forrest)
Healing Hands Working with health care York 1
Professionals at the York
Health Service, learning remedial massage and working in Aged Care
York FM II Participants will be performing York 2
beautification to the York FM Building – painting, carpentry and sound proofing
Neighbourhood Participants will assist the Brookton Brookton 1
Network – Brookton telecentre with administration duties
Park Repair Participants will be involved in the Yanchep 10
Yanchep Rejuvenation of Yanchep National Park and general duties
Community Support Assisting Not For Profit Darlington 20
Brigade 2 organisations in the City of Swan Middle Swan
area and in the Hasluck electorate
The Wanneroo Gaining experience in media Clarkson 12
City Community tasks such as video/CD compilation, Wanneroo
Video editing and interviewing
Neighbourhood Day to day running of the Lancelin 1
Network – Lancelin Lancelin Telecentre
Shopping Business Developing retail skills, stocking, Clarkson 6
display and pricing
Right Hand Man Create a safe activity for Whiteman 15
children in the park, including
building, landscaping, renovating
Mostly Maintenance Making, repairing and repainting Quinns Rocks 20
Signage throughout the City of and Moore
Joondalup and winter planting
WA Retail Know Participants will gain skills Clarkson 8
How 3 and experience in all aspects of Ellenbrook
retail other electorates
Mundaring Assisting with community visual Chidlow 7
Community Arts arts projects and events Mount Helena
And Music Program Mundaring
Ms Moylan said that since Work for the Dole was set up in late 1997, 23,252 projects had been approved across Australia, providing places for 352,174 unemployed people.
“Whether it’s building playground equipment, restoring historic buildings or helping local tourism operations, Work for the Dole participants are making a very positive contribution to society,” she said.
“The Howard Government is firmly committed to Work for the Dole.
"I especially congratulate the local Community Work Coordinators and project sponsors who have successfully proposed these very worthwhile projects in Pearce.”