Regional Development Australian Northern Inland Skilled Migration case study: Uralla Shire Council, Mustaq Ahammed
Uralla Shire Council is a small regional council in the heart of the Northern Inland region of New South Wales, Australia. The local Government body has challenges with skilled labour, due to the size of Uralla and its’ proximity to Armidale and Tamworth, which can have more appeal to professionals with qualifications and experience.
Skilled migrants like Mustaq Ahammed are brought to the region through the Skilled Regional State Nominated visa (sub-class 489). Mustaq came as an accountant and initially got income and met his visa conditions by working at the tomato farm at Guyra. He has been working as a corporate accountant for over two years.
In the Northern Inland region of NSW, Mustaq Ahammed has found a rewarding, stable and supportive employer, while his family have settled into a place they now call home. Thanks to skilled migration, Uralla Shire Council have a skilled and committed employee, who has culturally enriched the workplace.