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Hamilton: Economic Migration Pilot Information Session
24 January 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
January 24th Tuesday
Economic Migration Pilot Information Session
Portland 9.30am Sandilands Building – Hamilton 3pm PAC
The 2016 Leadership Great South Coast (LGSC) Alumni have instigated this Pilot in partnership with iGen Foundation and the Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development (see below). The Pilot aims to encourage metro families to move to western Victoria to assist in driving economic development in our region.
The Pilot aims to support a small number of families, originally from Africa, to relocate to the Great South Coast. These families aspire to move to regional areas to gain employment, particularly in agricultural industries, to create a new life for themselves and contribute back to our communities.
These families are Australian Citizens and, after living in metropolitan regions for approximately 10 years, wish to move to rural areas similar to where they have come from and where their skill-sets in agriculture are best placed.
This Pilot is based on a case study from Mingoola, NSW that was recently showcased on ABC’s Australian Story. I encourage you to take the time to view the episode This news item gives a good brief of the Mingoola story.