Cr Robinson - Sweet jobs for the picking
  • Wednesday 15 June 2016

Sweet jobs for the picking

You may have heard that Sunshine Coast Council and Moreton Bay Council have partnered with a number of organisations to promote jobs for locals this strawberry season. In what is traditionally a backpackers’ market, there is no reason why locals cannot grasp this opportunity and gain experience over the strawberry season. Jobs such picking, packing, and quality control will all be in high demand. While it is hard work, the paying conditions are quite reasonable and the work will certainly look good on any resume.

The Sweetest Job campaign is supported by Regional Development Australia, Growcom, the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association and the Food and Agribusiness Network.

North Arm-Yandina Creek Road sealing

I am pleased to see the newly sealed North Arm-Yandina Creek Road open. It’s the latest rural road to be sealed as part of council’s region-wide resealing program. I would like to thank the local residents for their patience and understanding while this road was closed for construction. Around 2km of the road was bitumen sealed, from North Arm to the top of Valdora Road. The road now provides local residents and school traffic with safer and more convenient access to the area.

Mt Ninderry walking trail

I was pleased to inspect the new walking trail at Mt Ninderry recently. This is a complete upgrade of the existing walking trail, to give it more interesting trail features and make the experience of walking to the top of Mt Ninderry more accessible and breathtaking. The new trail has an easier gradient, making it more suitable for everyone to climb and providing better vantage points. Council is hoping to complete this new trail and open it for locals and visitors around August.