- Monday 16 April 2018
I completely understand the angst which some residents are feeling, regarding the potential reopening of the abattoir on the Eumundi Noosa Road..
Grey’s Slaughterhouse closed in 2012, however the property still retains existing use rights, particularly since all the infrastructure, cold rooms/holding yards etc are still in place. Since its closure, new State Government legislation has come into effectwhich they will now need to abide by. The legislation relates to issues such as noise and odour and it will better enable Council to work with both the business operator and nearby residents to work through any issues which arise.
If it is re-opened, the abattoir’s current approval is for ‘low level’ operations, meaning strict limits are placed on the numbers of cattle it can process per week. I am very keen to establish a good working relationship with the new operator of this business to ensure the concerns, rights and aspirations of everyone in Eumundi can be met.
Long Lunch for a great cause
For the first time in a very long time I was unable to attend this year’s Eumundi Rotary Long Lunch, due to illness. Mayor Mark Jamieson flew the flag for council in my absence at this terrific event which raises much needed funds for the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s event!
Consider a council traineeship
Every year council offers a number of traineeship positions for people with limited qualifications and limited work experience to gain knowledge, practical on-the-job work experience and a certificate level qualification. Applications for 2018 traineeships open on March 26 and include positions in Parks & Gardens, Conservation and Land Management, Engineering, Civil Construction, Business Administration and Conservation and Land Management.
For more information or to apply, jump on council’s website and put ‘traineeships’ into the search bar.
Rounding off for now, Rogo.