Planning For Great Ocean Road Jobs Growth

Education and training Pillar

The Victorian Government is helping Great Ocean Road communities plan for investment and jobs growth with a $220,000 grant for Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORTT) to develop workforce planning and development strategies.

More than $350 million of large scale private sector development is planned for the Great Ocean Road region over the next five to ten years, which is predicted to generate 500 construction jobs and 1,000 ongoing jobs.

The workforce planning and development strategies will identify practical solutions to grow the region’s future workforce. It will support and enable the private sector and help grow the economic return from the visitor economy.

It will also determine answers to some of the challenges driven by the seasonal nature of the destinations and low population in some areas and will explore options to attract and retain skilled workers in the region.

The strategies will help identify workforce needs in sectors such as construction, maintenance and housekeeping, visitor servicing, and hospitality.

The Great Ocean Road is a significant economic driver to Victoria, and providing a world-class visitor experience through improved infrastructure and service delivery is a G21 Priority Project.

The grant will be delivered through the Regional Skills Fund, a targeted regional skills grants program driven by industry, in partnership with the tertiary sector, to build local capacity and resilience, and support jobs creation.

GORRT, Surf Coast Shire, Colac Otway Shire and Corangamite Shire have each committed $20,000 to the project.