Redlands Regional Jobs Commiittee
The Redlands Regional Jobs Committee was established in 2020, proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government as one of six Regional Jobs Committees established in Queensland. In March 2021, The Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development announced the extension of the Regional Jobs Committee (RJC) initiative.
From April 2021, the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce we have entered into a further two-year service agreement to Chair and deliver the work of the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee. This is wonderful news for the Redlands Coast.
“In the Redlands, the RJC has already launched a flagship project called Championing Redland Coast,” Ms Farmer said. “This is about identifying employment and skills opportunities and pathways helping to connect workers with training and jobs. It’s also looking at ways to attract more investment and business to the region. “I’m also really pleased to see them opening up pathways to TAFE for small business owners through their Building Better Business workshops.”
Rebecca Young, President of the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee shared “This two-year RJC extension will allow us to build on the strong foundations that have been achieved by the inaugural Redlands Regional Jobs Committee”. “We have achieved a lot in a short timeframe especially considering all the economic and logistical issues Covid-19 has created” said Ms Young.
During the first year the Committee prioritised the gathering of knowledge of projects coming in the Redlands Coast project pipeline, economic analysis and sharing of information gathered with the Committee, CRC Partners, key industry leaders and government departments with relevant responsibilities to foster a collaborative approach towards shaping a bright future for the Redlands Coast.
Image Below: The Honourable Kim Richards, Member for Parliament – Capalaba
The Honourable Di Framer, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Rebecca Young, President – Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce.
Some of the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee first year achievements include:
- Created a Redlands Coast ‘major projects pipeline’ to understand what’s coming in the region that has a significant number of jobs attached over the coming decade
- Conducted Economic research, analysis and reporting to understand the Redlands Coast economic opportunities and weaknesses
- Created and delivered a range of initiatives that are leading to jobs creation and up skilling of Redlands Coast residents including:
- Hosted four key events (the Championing Redlands Coast Launch, the Futures Forum and two Business Leader Boardroom Forums) that brought together over 400 participants from Redlands industry leaders, school staff and students, youth, training providers, government and social enterprises; to collaborate on ways to create a bright future for the Redlands Coast
- Sharing Redlands available skilling opportunities through our CRC and RC Jobs social media accounts and through our Get Skilled section of the CRC website.
We can’t wait to get stuck into delivering even more great initiatives over the coming 24 months.
Redlands Regional Jobs Committee provides a regional voice in reporting on the challenges that exist in achieving a robust regional economy with strong jobs growth.
Job Growth Blockages
Redland City has several obvious blockages to jobs growth which include the lack of available land for development. The impact of this constraint is being felt not only within the Construction and Manufacturing sectors, two of the eight identified Key Industries, but also in the downturn in population growth, well below the average for South East Queensland.
Redland City has a wide range of demographic characteristics, from the affluent Raby Bay to the low socio-economic regions of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. North Stradbroke Island is in transition since the cessation of mining. The Introduction to the EDF acknowledges the need to “develop specific strategies and plans for North Stradbroke Island and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, which have their own unique characteristics.”
Improving Job Growth
The purpose of the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee (RJC) is to engage with employers, small businesses, registered training organisations, all levels of government and other key stakeholders to further understand the challenges to jobs growth that are impacting the Redland City region and to develop strategies to overcome these challenges.
The RRJC will have a whole of government focus and support cross-agency planning and working together to maximise coordination to achieve positive outcomes for jobs growth in Redland City.
What We Do
Provide a regional voice in reporting on the challenges that exist and the strategies that may overcome those challenges
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Redland City Council Economic Development
In 2014 the Redland City Council adopted the Redland City Economic Development Framework 2014-2041 (EDF) which identified eight key industry sectors that are integral to the economic development of the Redlands Region. These industries are Tourism, Construction, Education and Training, High Value-Add Services, Healthcare and Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Retail Trade and Rural Enterprise.
Since 2014 Redland City Council has conducted more research into three of these industries and produced Industry Sector Plans for each. These industries are Education and Training, Rural Enterprise and Health Care and Social Assistance. Council are nearing completion on their Industry Sector Plan for Manufacturing.