Engaging the Economic Development Community Through Networking
An essential part of the Economic Development Network mission is to facilitate peer support among colleagues. This page will be the starting point for that.
Changing Places - President's Message November 25th 2014
I would like to congratulate and thank all who attended the dinner and/or mini-conference in Katoomba and thank our Conference Supporter Remplan.
Feedback to date has been very positive with delegates indicating that they made valuable contacts and picked up some handy hints relevant to the work they do.
The Thursday night dinner provided an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with each other, network and share ideas. It was pleasing to hear offers of help being made around around the tables and discussions relating to possible future partnerships.
This is what EDN is all about – caring and sharing. It may sound a little corny and result in a little eye-rolling but the stand out for me at these events is the passion that economic development people have for their jobs and community.
The Friday conference atmosphere was an extrapolation of the Thursday night as we were joined by the Friday only people.
I believe the speakers from the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise surprised us all with their tourism statistics regarding the world’s most popular destination for food and wine events.
We shared Paul’s success with a recap of Enliven Pittwater and the impacts it has had, Lisa’s summary of support programs available to help us with our roles and excellent examples of our supporter Remplan’s economic modelling, thank you Matt and Jenny.
As an advocate of the therapeutic value of laughter I hope you also enjoyed my irreverent presentation of Sticky Streets and participation in the world’s fastest Annual General Meeting, well done John.
On a personal note, a more sobering experience was poking my head into the Paragon Café, acknowledged as the oldest café in Australia, and realising that the last time I was there was 45 years ago! How time flies when you are having fun.
Changing Places Supported By
Assistance Programs for SME and Microbusiness Current Programs and Products Available To Assist Small and Microbusinesses
Safety Advisory Visits – For a sole trader or small businesses with less than 50 employees. Provides practical workplace safety and workers compensation and injury management advice that is relevant to their small business.
Advisory Visit Request Form
Rebate Program –The small business rebate gives up to $500 back to small business owners who buy and install eligible safety equipment to address a safety problem in their workplace. It is open to sole traders or small businesses with up to 50 full-time employees or equivalent
Information Rebate Program
Application Form Application Form
Mentor Program – Where large business mentors a small business to identify new ways to address safety – need not be from the same industry.
Get Health at Work Program – A free workplace health service that aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases. The free service gives businesses all the tools, resources, and support they need to develop a simple yet effective workplace health program. This can include access to an accredited workplace health provider.
Micro Assist Program – Helps eligible micro employers (less than 5 workers) by minimising the financial burden of helping workers return to work.
House Construction – Focus on Industry Project – Current program of work with safety video alerts developed, demonstration days occurring, a specific industry mentoring program, housing industry site safety pack available.
Road Freight Transport Focus on Industry Project: Road Freight
Guide – The health and safety information for road freight transport operators information guide should be of use to those of your members in the industry.
Safety Coach Program – Safety Coach Program
Safety Coach Program Registration Form – Registration Form
Falls From Flatbed Trucks Video Alert – Video Alert
Glass and Glazing Project – Series of industry-specific posters developed and video safety alert on storage and handling of glass.
Wood Products Manufacturing Focus on Project – This project has finished however provides useful information for this industry.
Paralympians – Despite suffering permanent disabilities because of a workplace injury, these athletes have gone on to achieve outstanding sporting success. They are available to speak at your workplace, for free. Check out their profiles or book now.
WorkCover Social Media – The Links to These Are Below:
Facebook – Find out more about our work and services on our Facebook Page.
Twitter – Follow our Twitter Feed for the latest work health and safety updates, or tweet to us @WorkCoverNSW.
YouTube – Video safety alerts on a range of subject matters available. YouTube Channel