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Tuesday, 22 May 2001
Page: 26799


Mrs Crosio asked the Minister for Employment Services, upon notice, on 26 March 2001:

(1) How many people participated in the Work for the Dole projects in the electoral division of Prospect in (a) 1996, (b) 1997,(c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001.

(2) Will he give the locations of each of these projects and a description of the work involved.

(3) What organisations were contracted to provide Work for the Dole programs in the electoral division of Prospect.

(4) Does he plan to increase Work for the Dole programs; if so, how many new programs will be located in the electoral division of Prospect.


Mr Brough (Minister for Employment Services) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The Work for the Dole programme was not in operation in 1996. The number of people who commenced in Work for the Dole activities in the electorate of Prospect are as follows.

Year

Commencements *

1997

Nil

1998

515

1999

756

2000

1000

2001

152**

*Based on start date of the activity, some people may have commenced in the following year where activities span more than one calendar year.

**As at 30 March 2001

(2) The attached table sets out the locations and description of the projects in the electorate of Prospect. The allocation of business to Community Work Coordinators (CWCs) (and sponsors in previous rounds of the programme), is based around Employment Service Areas (ESAs). CWCs are required to make available Work for the Dole places for eligible job seekers resident in the ESA for which the CWC is contracted. ESA boundaries do not coincide with federal electorate boundaries.

Therefore in the case of the federal electorate of Prospect, whilst these projects/activities may be located in the Prospect electorate, and some participants would reside in the Prospect electorate, participants may have been drawn from parts of the ESA/s that are located in neighbouring federal electorates. Furthermore, projects/activities located in other parts of the ESA/s that fall into neighbouring federal electorates may recruit participants living in the Prospect electorate.

(3) The attached table sets out the organisations that were contracted to provide Work for the Dole programme projects in the electoral division of Prospect.

(4) Decisions of the future of the programme will be considered in the context of the Budget.

Project Name

CWC/Sponsor Name

Project Description

Locations

Blacktown City Joblink

Mission Australia (JNM)

Individual work experience placements in a wide variety of employment fields.

Blacktown

Blacktown community placements

Uniting Church in Aust. Property Trust

Individual work experience placements in conjunction with a variety of community not-for-profit organisation. Eg general clerical, office skills, landscaping gardening, animal care, child care & hospitality.

Blacktown

Blacktown Council Work Experience

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

To clear a new exercise area for Blacktown dog pound, to provide additional assistance to the pound animals and to remove graffiti.

Blacktown

Cabramatta Community Work Experience

Mission Australia (JNM)

Individual work experience in a variety of community organisations.

Various in Cabramatta and Fairfield

Cabramatta Creek recreational development

Mission Australia (JNM)

In conjunction with Fairfield City Council. Development of the Cabramatta Creek recreational area and walking track.

Fairfield

Catholic Schools - Teacher Aides - Fairfield Liverpool

Uniting Church in Aust. Property Trust

Teacher aides in primary and secondary Catholic schools in the Fairfield/Liverpool labour region Sydney.

Bonnyrigg, Bossley Park, Horsley Park, Hoxton Park, Hinchin Brook, Liverpool, Lurnea, Moorebank, Mt Pritchard, Prestons, Fairfield, Wakeley Casula, Bonnyrigg Heights

Community Facility Support

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

A range of indoor and outdoor tasks to enhance the services of local councils, health services and education institutes in Western Sydney

Blacktown, Quakers Hill, Riverstone

Community Initiative December

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

A diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities with community organisations or local councils in Western Sydney

Blacktown, Penrith

Eastern Creek Raceway Project

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

Improvement to toilet blocks, landscaping of grounds and general maintenance.

Eastern Creek

Fairfield City Farm

H&H Accredited Training Australasia

Various tasks at a city farm. Ranging from seed collection & propagation to administration & restaurant assistance

City Farm 31 Darling Street, Abbotsbury NSW 2176

Fairfield City Farm Heritage & Beautification Program

Mission Australia (JNM)

Tasks: landscape planning, painting, carpentry, brick laying. Basic horticulture, noxious weed control, landscape practice, planting, light construction, tool identification & use, plant identification & care, & pathway construction.

Fairfield City Farm -

Fairfield City Museum

Mission Australia (JNM)

The preservation of historical items and records.

Smithfield

Fairfield Heritage Centre

Mission Australia (JNM)

Preservation and presentation of historical items and records to the public.

Smithfield

Fairfield Work Experience 11

Mission Australia (JNM)

To provide work experience in various non profit areas within the local area in councils, community centre, eg office administration, warehousing, gardening & general maintenance

Fairfield

Foodbank

Uniting Church in Aust. Property Trust

The project involves participants in warehousing and food processing at foodbanks facility in Wetherill Park.

Wetherill Park

Foodbank 2 Fairfield

Uniting Church in Aust. Property Trust

The project involves participants in warehouse duties including preparing food parcels at foodbanks facility in Wetherill Park.

Wetherill Park

Foodbank 2 Macarthur

Uniting Church in Aust. Property Trust

The project involves participants in warehouse duties including preparing food parcels at foodbanks Wetherill Park facilities.

Wetherill Park

Graffiti removal - Blacktown City

Mission Australia (JNM)

Removal of graffiti from boundary fences on 30 public reserves, with a letterbox drop of information leaflets & follow-up work on new graffiti

Local reserves in the Blacktown City area

Graffitti Removal Program

Mission Australia (JNM)

The project involves the removal of graffiti from boundary fences of 30 public reserves.

Blacktown

Jobquest Brokerage June 2000

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

Participants are involved in collecting and collating family history information, art collection information, developing CD ROM for databases, assist in pre-schools, establish a sensory garden and landscaping and handyman tasks

Penrith and Blacktown

Jobquest Brokerage September 2000

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

A diverse range of indoor and outdoor activities with community organisations or local councils in Western Sydney

Blackett, Eastern Creek, St Marys, Blacktown, Riverstone

Lifeline Work Experience

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

Working in Bluebird clothing outlets. Work experience includes shop front of the retail outlet, stock control and preparation and administration.

Blacktown, Riverstone, Springwood, St Marys, Blacktown

Liverpool/Fairfield Community Assistance

H&H Accredited Training Australasia Inc.

This project is designed to enable participants to gain work experience in office administration & handyman positions

Liverpool, Fairfield

Multicultural Community Work Experience

Mission Australia (JNM)

Provide people of non-English speaking background the relevant and individualised work experience in a wide range of non profit organisations, churches, hospitals, councils and migrant resource centres.

Various locations in the Fairfield/Liverpool region

Native fauna area

H&H Accredited Training Australasia Inc.

Design, construction & implementation of a new exhibit for educational purposes.

Fairfield, Liverpool, Abbotsbury

Office and Community Based Work Experience Program

The Salvation Army (Vic) Property Trust

Individual work experience placements made in conjunction with a variety of community not-for-profit organisations. Participants involved in filing, data entry, typing , reception, child care support, gardening, soft landscaping, lawn mowing, customer service and other tasks.

Blacktown District

Open Spaces Enhancement Program

Uniting Church In Aust. Property Trust

Construction of waterway rejuvenation, waterflow management statistic gathering, soil erosion and bank stabilisation, heavy flow prevention.

Blacktown

Orphan School Creek bank restoration stage 2

H&H Accredited Training Australasia

Participants involved in a wide variety of tasks that will enhance the surrounding bushland area and increase the accessibility of facilities to local community members.

Prairiewood

Prospect Environment Project

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

Restoration and revegetation of about 80 acres of eroded land on the CSIRO Ian Clunies Ross Animal Research Centre in Prospect.

Prospect

Retail in second-hand clothing

Uniting Church In Australia (NSW)

Work experience in fashion retail outlets

Locations: Parramatta, Fairfield, Narellan, Campbelltown, Penrith

Salvo's Community Work Team - Environmental Program

The Salvation Army (Vic) Property Trust

Participants become part of a working team in the horticultural facility

Cumberland Forest, Prospect

The Salvation Army Joblink Horticulture Program

The Salvation Army (Vic) Property Trust

Participants are part of a working team within a 35 acre property which includes a heritage Cumberland Plain Forest, horticulture centre and sports field.

Blacktown - Prospect End

Western Sydney Canine Affairs Complex

H&H Accredited Training Australasia

Work experience in areas such as landscaping, garden maintenance, tree planting, fence repairs, drainage works

Erskine Park

Western Sydney Scout Hall Renovations

Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd

Exterior and interior renovations to a number of scout halls in the western suburbs of Sydney.

Penrith, Blacktown, St Marys, Glenbrook

Woodland Reclamation Project

H&H Accredited Training Australasia Inc.

Reclamation of the last 9% of the cumberland plains bushland through eradication of woody weeds

Bossley Park, Liverpool

The Blacktown Community Conservation & Restoration

Mission Australia

Work experience in light construction , maintenance, landscaping, cataloguing and preservation of artefacts and memorabilia on a range of heritage sites.

Blacktown

Blacktown Community Project

Mission Australia

Individualised work experience placements with a wide range of community not-for-profit organisations such as community and neighbourhood centre and migrant resource groups

Blacktown

Make A Movie Project

Wesley Employment and Training

Production of a half hour documentary developed by the participants

Blacktown

Nurragingy picnic grounds

Mission Australia

To establish a presentable park for the local community

Blacktown

Olympic/Koala Street Tree Planting

Mission Australia

Construction of presentable streetscapes for the Olympic Games and production of food for koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Blacktown

Western Syd. Community Work Exp. Project

Mission Australia

Individualised work experience placements with a wide range of community not-for-profit organisations such as community and neighbourhood centre and migrant resource groups

Blacktown

Nurragingy Reserve bush regeneration

Mission Australia

Development of bush regeneration skills, improvement of the community's main park area.

Blacktown

Blacktown conservation zones

Mission Australia

Fencing, signage and bush regeneration in Blacktown conservation zones

Blacktown

Lions Park/Bicentennial Museum

Mission Australia

Development of a presentable park for the local community to relax in.

Blacktown

Kings Langley State Street Tree Reserve

Mission Australia

Development of horticultural and landscaping skills

Blacktown

Graffiti removal - Blacktown City

Mission Australia

Development of painting and cleaning skills to enable the removal of graffiti

Blacktown

Breakfast Creek bush regeneration

Mission Australia

Development of skills and knowledge in the fields of bush regeneration , plant knowledge and ecology

Blacktown

Nurragingy Reserve Americas Area

Mission Australia

Development of landscaping and paving skills to create a presentable park for the community

Blacktown

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Hawkesbury Skills Incorporated

Multi media project. Construction and property maintenance, horticulture and landscaping

Blacktown

The North West Respite Assistance Project - II

Northwest Disability Services Inc

Placement of participants in a respite service to support those with a disability

Blacktown

The Fairfield Heritage Centre Project

Mission Australia

Work experience at Fairfield Heritage Centre

Fairfield

The Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park Project

CSA Training Services Inc

Preservation of Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park

Fairfield

The Fairfield City Farm Project

CSA Training Services Inc

Planting of fauna and flora, landscaping, fencing and pasture improvements

Fairfield

Orphan School Creek regeneration

H&H Accredited Training Australasia Inc

Enhancement of environmental and recreational facilities at Orphan Creek School

Fairfield

Fairfeild Children's Resource Centre

CSA Training Services Inc

Working in a team environment at the Children's Resource Centre

Fairfield

Stockdale Reserve cycleway

CSA Training Services Inc

Cycleway construction, landscaping and area beautification

Fairfield

Experience matters

Wesley Employment and Training

Provide community assistance placements in a range of local host organisations

Fairfield

Fairfield Heritage Centre Project

Mission Australia

Improvement and enhancement of facilities at Fairfield City Museum

Fairfield

Mt Pritchard cycleway and landscaping

Mission Australia

Construction of a cycleway in the Fairfield Council

Fairfield

Western Sydney Regional Park development

Mission Australia

Creation of public walking and bicycle tracks in conjunction with Sydney Regional Park.

Fairfield

Cabramatta Creek beautification

Mission Australia

Creation of recreational areas in conjunction with Fairfield Council

Fairfield

Wetherill Park

Mission Australia

Development of worm farming, land rehabilitation, landscaping, horticulture and repair to school yard.

Fairfield

Fairfield bike track & Prospect Creek rehabilitation restoration

CSA Training Services Inc

Fairfield bike track and Prospect Creek restoration

Fairfield