Gippsland Portal

Latest News

Add My News • Search Old News

Latrobe Local News:
Council responds to Target closure announcement

Council sought assurances for support to those entering decision making phase on Target closure announcement.

By Portal Admin - 12th March 2018 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council has responded to the announcement that Target Mid Valley would close.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said "yesterday we heard the sad news that Target will soon close and leave the Mid Valley Shopping Centre. Upon hearing this, our first thoughts are of course with the workers who rely upon this store for regular and reliable work.

"In a time of economic transition, this news will be difficult for our community to hear, Cr White said.

"The presence of operations such as Target, provide regional communities with much more than the goods they sell. They provide a broad offering of employment opportunities, from first jobs for teenagers through to dependable yet flexible family-friendly work arrangements that help parents feed, clothe and house their children.

"When institutions such as Target leave town it leaves a gap and reinforces for us all the importance of buying local and supporting local traders."

Cr White added that Council contacted the State Government to seek assurances that support will be provided to those who are entering a phase of decision making about their future prospects and opportunities.

"In the interim Council has sought meetings with the owners and management of the Mid Valley Shopping Centre to understand the broader context and background to Target’s decision to close," Cr White concluded.

Source: www.gippsland.com

Published by: support@gippsland.com

Let the author know your views in this story
Your comments*
Your Email Address: *
 


If you are the author of this story you can edit it by clicking here


Related Articles

 

 

 

 

 

Baw Baw Bass Coast Cardinia East Gippsland Latrobe City South Gippsland Wellington
© 2001-2018 gippsland.com Print this page | Email a friend this page | Subscribe to Newsletter | Feedback / Inquiries | Login
Edit Page | Edit Site | Uploader | Admin | 14091 people viewing this website | 1.19 sec
Care has been taken in compiling the component parts of this website. However, Gippsland.com does not warrant or represent that the website is free from errors or omissions, that the qualifications claimed by an advertiser are valid or that the published details of any advertiser are as stated on the website. Please review the full statement of our Terms and Conditions of Service and disclaimer.