The Murrumbidgee Local Health District is requesting a $10,000 sponsorship to help produce a new recruitment video enticing staff to Griffith, but might be in for negotiation.
The MLHD has been working on a series of strategies to attract and maintain staff in the Murrumbidgee, with their newest project a series of promotional 'talking head' videos centred on specific locations.
One of those locations is Griffith, with the video pitched as showing 'the unique features of the Griffith region and community,' with a focus on 'employee value propositions, as shared through staff stories.'
In the proposal submitted to Griffith City Council, the district has promised to use the same videographer used for existing campaigns promoting Griffith. Griffith City Council will also receive copies of all footage.
Griffith City Council noted that the request is not currently accounted for in the budget, and will require adjustment. The total estimated cost of the project is $15,000 of which the MLHD has put in $5,000.
Councillors will decide on the outcome of the proposal at the October 26 council meeting, however the recommendation currently suggested in the council agenda is for council to contribute $5000 - half of the requested sum.
Council will also be voting on using funding from the Federal Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Fund to go towards the ongoing Kooyoo Street redevelopment. The funding comes to just over 2 million dollars.
Finally, Council will vote on officially entering the NSW GROW pilot program. The 'Growing Regions of Welcome' program is a three-year program aiming to provide opportunities for those living in Western Sydney to move to the pilot regions for employment and lifestyle opportunities.
Council will vote on the recommendation to enter a 'memorandum of understanding' with Multicultural NSW on signing up to the program - this will include a $10,000 payment to install a local facilitator or outsource the project.
Council will meet at 7pm on October 26, at the council chambers located at 1 Benerembah Street. The meeting will be livestreamed on facebook, information on attending is available at the council website.
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