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Closure of AJ Bush & Sons Meat Rendering Facility

Closure of AJ Bush & Sons Meat Rendering Facility As of 31 May 2024 A J Bush & Sons Pty Ltd Riverstone NSW site is no longer open to receive by-product material (fat & bone). Please find below a frequently asked questions document to help determine options and solutions for affected suppliers to AJ Bush….

Hunter Hospitality Circularity Network

Hunter Hospitality Circularity Network The Hunter Joint Organisation and Go Circular have been awarded a Bin Trim Networks Program grant from the NSW EPA. This funding will allow the creation of the ‘Hunter Hospitality Circularity Network’. This network will assist hospitality SME’s across the Hunter region, to build their capacity to evaluate, and adopt circular…

2024 New South Wales Sustainability Awards

2024 New South Wales Sustainability Awards The Banksia Foundation is excited to launch the 2024 NSW Sustainability Awards, where we continue our collaboration with the NSW Government, through the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water (DCCEEW), to ensure that sustainability trailblazers are well recognised and celebrated. Together with the DCCEEW, we are…

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park Community Day

Hunter Valley Wildlife Park Community Day Join us on Sunday, June 23, for our annual Hunter Valley Wildlife Park Community Day in partnership with Cessnock City Council. Hunter Valley Wildlife Park is proud to support our local community with $15 Entry Tickets, FREE Animal Encounters, and 100 FREE Entry Tickets for guests with mobility disabilities….

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Day in Cessnock

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Day in Cessnock Find your Apprenticeship & Traineeship! – Delivered by the Hunter Workforce Australia Local Jobs Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. This event aims to provide information to local people from Cessnock, Maitland, Singleton and surrounds, on the various types of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities across various local industries….

2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

2024 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are an annual program aimed at recognising the incredible dedication, effort and community service of our state’s volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer teams.  The Awards program has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering in Australia. Last year,…

Plan to boost wine exports

Plan to boost wine exports Going Global Export Program Eligible NSW businesses can apply for free support to expand to new international markets. Applications open soon Wine and Beverages to the USA (July – December 2024) Wine and Beverage, Food to the United Kingdom (November – March 2025) Wine and Beverages to Korea (January – May…

Choose Tourism Mentor Program

Choose Tourism Mentor Program Would you like: Guidance for your personal and professional development in the resource industry, from someone with a wealth of experience? An opportunity to reflect on professional challenges and achievements? Satisfaction from helping others and contributing to the future success of the profession? A chance to develop your mentoring and leadership…

Hunter Food Relief Centre

Hunter Food Relief Centre ‘Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, our mission is to feed those in need, offering high-quality re-heatable meals to the homeless, elderly, and others in the Hunter Region.’ Currently, volunteers are preparing 400-500 meals weekly, reaching around 1200 families each month. This is a number which is continuing to…

JobAccess Employers

JobAccess Employers One in five Australians lives with disability. This represents a vast pool of talent, which employers can tap into to enhance workplace diversity and overcome labour shortages. How can JobAccess help employers? With a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, our team offers expertise across a range of specialist fields including disability and…

Work Bonus advantage for workers and businesses in Tourism

Work Bonus advantage for workers and businesses in Tourism Recruiting mature age workers can help address labour shortages. Plus changes to the Work Bonus gives Age Pensioners an incentive to work more hours. Mature age workers have a valuable contribution to make to your tourism business. With age comes resilience, the ability to relate to…

Transition to Work

Transition to Work Transition to Work helps young people aged 15-24 into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education. Transition to Work participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities and connect with relevant local community services. To participate in Transition…