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Trainees to undergo beautification works at port

Local trainees will be putting their green thumbs to work as the Port of Bundaberg grounds receive a face lift.

The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Bundaberg office has recently undergone renovation works, with landscaping works to both the office and public access areas the next on the list.

GPC Port of Bundaberg Manager Jason Pascoe said the Port of Bundaberg was moving into the new decade with a new look.

“After a decade which was punctuated by two significant port restorations following the major floods of 2010-11 and 2013, it’s been great to see our Bundaberg team in a refurbished space,” Mr Pascoe said.

“Landscaping around the Port of Bundaberg office and public access area adjacent to the Sugar Terminal Wharf will be undertaken by trainees participating in a Skilling  Queenslanders for Work program being managed by the Gidarjil Development Corporation.

“The landscaping project will provide trainees with a multi-faceted landscaping project to develop new skills under the supervision of expert trainers.”

Gidarjil Development Corporation Ltd CEO Dr Kerry Blackman said these projects give the trainees, whether they be on the School based rangers or Skilling Queenslander for Work participants, invaluable experience in ‘real life’ work environments across a wide variety of activities.

“It also is valuable in upskilling our young people for full time work opportunities,” Dr Blackman said.

Resolute on creating success for the communities in which they operate, GPC looks forward to seeing projects such as the Buss and Newman Streets upgrade reach completion in 2020.

GPC remains confident the Port of Bundaberg will continue to go from strength to strength and is committed to exploring new opportunities for the port moving forward.