Better Futures, Local Solutions
On 1 May2013, the Minister for Human Services, Senator the Hon Jan McLucas, announced the successful projects from the second round of the Local Solutions Fund. See which projects were funded in each community.
Better Futures, Local Solutions aims to help families and individuals boost their work skills, find jobs and provide opportunities for their children.
The 10 communities participating in the Better Futures, Local Solutions initiative are:
- Bankstown, New South Wales
- Shellharbour, New South Wales
- Wyong, New South Wales
- Hume, Victoria
- Greater Shepparton, Victoria
- Logan, Queensland
- Rockhampton, Queensland
- Playford, South Australia
- Kwinana, Western Australia
- Burnie, Tasmania
The Better Futures, Local Solutions measures are:
- New community positions and the Local Solutions Fund
- Helping Young Parents
- Supporting Jobless Families
- Place Based Income Management
Benefits to communities
Better Futures, Local Solutions will provide opportunities for community members to gain skills and training, access new work opportunities and build better life outcomes for themselves and their children. It will also support communities to develop solutions to address disadvantage in their area, strengthen community infrastructure and increase employment and work opportunities.