27 January 2005
Jobs plan participants recognised
A group of eleven long-term unemployed community members will, tomorrow, be recognised for their hard work on a Maroochy Shire Council drainage construction project along Wises Road and Cumberland Way.
Multiple benefits have been realised through this Community Jobs Plan (CJP) Project under the 'breaking the unemployment cycle' initiative.
Maroochy's Division 12 Councillor, Chris Thompson, said this was a very important and high priority infrastructure project.
"There is no doubt that this initiative has been resoundingly positive, and will have ongoing benefits for Maroochy," Cr Thompson said.
The channel rehabilitation works include:
- Installation of an improved open channel draining system
- Removal of exotic vegetation and replacement planting of native species
- Removal of stagnant water and reduction of mosquito breeding locations
- Enhancement of water quality
- Reduced maintenance needs
- Construction of a bikeway/pedestrian footpath along the western side of channel
- Installation of footpath lighting
Maroochy Shire Council managed the $645,000 project, with Namtec providing supervision and training to the CJP participants to ensure they gained valuable hands-on experience.
This project was jointly funded by Maroochy Shire Council ($300,000), Queensland's Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations ($155,000), with developer contributions ($190,000) for lighting.
When: 12.00pm, Friday 28 January 2005
Where: in parkland opposite Sunco Motors under white marquee, off Wises Road with access via Cumberland Way, Maroochydore
For further information please contact
Maroochy Shire Council
PO Box 76, Nambour Qld 4560
p 07 5441 8460 f 07 5441 8201
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