Kim is right...there's lots of work out our side of the world.
There's also an industrial area in Lonsdale which is right on your doorstep and the factories are always looking for people.
We have had lots of tradies stay with us....some have secured work by visiting the sites and speaking to people. You may get some assistance from tradies on this site if you ask...well worth a try.
Good to know that there is plenty of work , this has been a worry to us since our house sale fell through, so will need to be earning pretty soon . I will try another thread asking tradies for some assistance....thanks again Gary..