Building Bridges

Building Bridges Program

The Building Bridges project is part of the $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund which includes trialing new or innovative approaches to assist older job seekers onto a path towards stable, sustainable independence. 

Building Bridges is an innovative employment initiative targeted toward mature jobseekers aged 45 years and over in the Burnie area. This local initiative, co-developed by Burnie City Council, local businesses, services and mature jobseekers, leverages Burnie City Council’s community connections to address workforce participation issues for older workers through direct engagement with regional employers.  

The aim of the Building Bridges initiative is to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for job-seekers aged 45+ in the Burnie region through a series of activities that: 

  • Link local employers with local mature age job seekers. Through a series of community networking events.
  • Co-ordinate services for mature age jobseekers with complex needs.
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of employing mature jobseekers through a local community campaign

Keep an eye on this page for more information about the program.