Presentation on theme: "Understanding Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Paul Massingham Executive Officer Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett."— Presentation transcript:
Understanding Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Paul Massingham Executive Officer Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett
Why Focus on the Resource Sector? REGIONAL PRIORITIES: Strengthening our regional profile Driving economic prosperity and job creation Advancing education and training Supporting our community and social wellbeing
Next Decade – New Jobs 60,000 Construction Jobs 30,000 Operational Jobs WBB Position – Nov 11 129,000 Labour force 118,800 Employed 10,200 Job Seekers 7.1% Unemployment
Why the Resource Sector? Retail Trade14.6% Healthcare and Social Assistance13% Manufacturing9.3% Agriculture Forestry and Fishing8% Education and Training Construction 7.6% Mining2.9% 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services7.1%
Regional Impact Region Total direct and indirect output ($ million) Total value added ($ million) Total direct and indirect employment (FTEs) Total regional employment (FTEs) % of total regional employment Bundaberg$92.5$62.760340,2711.5% Cherbourg$0.1 13260.3% Fraser Coast$106.0$72.661838,3041.6% Gympie$40.6$27.827120,6491.3% North Burnett$28.8$20.81666,0502.7% South Burnett$147.1$101.096914,4266.7% Wide Bay-Burnett$405.2$279.32,546120,0272.1%
Why the Resource Sector? Region% of Labour Force Total Output in ($million) Output as a % of GRP North West66%$4,08270.1% Mackay65.1%$13,70675.9% Fitzroy50.7%$12,92779.1% South West15.3%$37219.6% Brisbane11.5%$40,07737.8% Wide Bay Burnett2.9%$4053.4% Sunshine Coast2.1%$7105.0% Gold Coast1.2%$6212.2% Queensland12.8%$81,12420.2%
Q. What is the “CATALYST” for Direct Flights A. Workforce Demand
Q. How do we create workforce demand? A. Understand Resource Sector Companies needs and deliver a solution?
Q. What is the greatest need for Resource Sector Companies?
Q. How do we get them? 1.Redirect Existing Workers 2.Train Job Seekers 3.Utilise Underemployed regional workforce 4.Attract workers and their families to live in the WBB 5.Provide accommodation solution for migrant workers
Q. Which companies do we target? A.Companies that have a future workforce demand B.Companies that have demonstrated a willingness to invest in community and social wellbeing. C.Companies that are prepared to develop an ongoing relationship with a community and its workers.
Current RDA WBB activities to create workforce demand…. Identify the number of existing resource sector workers living in the Wide Bay Burnett and working outside the region. Identify the number of job seekers interested in working in the resource sector and understand their capacity.
Conduct a Economic Impact study to understand the potential impacts growth in the resource sector will have on our economy Conduct a Social Impact study to understand the potential impacts growth in the resource will have on our community. Other Current RDA WBB activities…. Lobby both State and Commonwealth Government for the WBB to be recognised as a priority region for the appointment of a Fly-In Fly-Out Coordinator Conduct a Resource Sector Indigenous Jobs Forum
What other Opportunities exist with FIFO? Establish new commercial routes….. Investment Attraction – Workers and their families from other key target areas. Gladstone, Mackay, Brisbane 457 Visa workers Industry diversification and innovation
How will we deliver? RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH UTILISE CURRENT ASSETS ESTABLISH DIRECT FLIGHT ACCESS TO SITES (FIFO) ATTRACT RESOURCE SECTOR WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE REGION INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT DELIVER WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
What’s missing from our investment attraction story? Affordable/Available housing Support network for families Critical services – hospitals, schools, etc Attractive lifestyle DIRECT ACCESS TO SITES – FIFO
Where are we now? Research, Research, Research Create workforce demand Resource Sector Partnerships Establish direct flights Manage Social and Economic Impact Investment Attraction Campaign