Lakes upgrade to boost jobs

May 25, 2018 by  

Caboolture’s scenic Centenary Lakes is set to be overhauled in a new landscaping project that will also boost job opportunities in the area.

The initiative, announced recently by Morayfield State Member Mark Ryan, will, he said, require a minimum of 40 jobseekers to be employed as part of the Government-funded programme, Skilling Queenslanders for Work. He added that Reclink will help trainees obtain official qualifications in such fields as conversation, land management and construction.

Ryan invited New Zealand and Australian citizens who have been out of work for more than six months to apply for a position in the new programme.

Costs for materials and supplies for use on the construction and landscaping at the Centenary Lakes project, which is being undertaken after 12 months of collaboration and planning with a host of community groups, will be covered by Moreton Bay Council, according to Councillor Adam Hain.

Hain said the project was one of the most substantial training opportunities ever undertaken within the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and also represented a proactive way to improve the beauty of the local area.

He said design costs would also be saved as a direct benefit from Council teaming with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and Reclink.

Centenary Lakes has often been featured on promotional postcard and brochure printing.