Latrobe City Council

Latrobe City Council has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2020. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Latrobe City Council (LCC) is a local government entity in the Gippsland region. Situated in the centre of Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley, Latrobe City is one of the four Victorian regional cities. LCC encompasses four major towns of Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Churchill as well as the outer lying townships of Boolarra, Glengarry, Newborough, Traralgon South, Toongabbie, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar.

LCC are one of the most economically diverse municipalities in Victoria with local industries generating over $3.7 billion in Gross Regional Product and $8.8 billion in annual economic output. The combination of major employers, the City’s regional significance, and affordable housing make Latrobe City a centre of opportunity for both business and families.

LCC has a number of major projects aiming build local capacity, reduce disadvantage and barriers to participation, improve health and social outcomes for the area, boost the visitor economy and foster regional pride through major events.

As an example, the $85M Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative, incorporates a commitment of $73.1M to upgrade sports infrastructure and build new facilities within the region. The Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC), will feature a range of facilities for competitive swimming, leisure, general community use and major regional events, including an eight lane 50 metre indoor swimming pool with 500 spectator seats.

LCC has a team of professionals dedicated to performance and innovation. The team works across the organisation to review business processes, provide data analytics and provide Councillors and Executive regular business plan and KPI reporting.

LCC’s foundational Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Strategy recognises the value and contribution of inclusive and diverse workplaces. It aims to provide the building blocks for Council to maintain and further develop a skilled, motivated and high performing workforce in order to deliver effective and efficient services in our local community, while ensuring all staff are supported, valued and engaged.

LCC has developed the Staff Development & Operational Policy to ensure a fair and consistent approach to managing staff development and performance is applied across the organisation. It is a shared responsibility between management and staff in relation to setting workplace goals, identification of development opportunities and active management of performance related issues.

LCC is a leading Gippsland employer that creates employment opportunities for over 1000 individuals in Local Government. The Local Government sector is a rich and rewarding environment in which to work where you can become part of a team, work in dynamic environments which foster equal opportunity, career support and work/life balance, whilst giving back to the community.

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