Con­tracts stay in the re­gion

Two coun­cil ten­ders awarded to lo­cals

Dalby Herald - - NEWS - Michael Doyle Michael.Doyle@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

IN A move aimed at keep­ing jobs in the Western Downs, lo­cal busi­nesses have been awarded the ten­ders to man­age two of coun­cil’s waste re­cy­cling plants.

The fa­cil­i­ties at Kaimkil­len­bun and Con­damine will be main­tained by lo­cal busi­nesses, while an­other six fa­cil­i­ties have been con­tracted to out­side busi­nesses.

The re­cy­cling plant at Kaimkil­len­bun will be man­aged by Judie My­ers, her hus­band Brad Pos­tle, and fa­ther-in-law Gra­ham Pos­tle.

Ms My­ers said the con­tract was great for some­one like her who was get­ting back into the work­force.

“It’s good for us be­cause my two kids go to the Kaimkil­len­bun school, so it fits in with school hours, it’s close to home and it’s easy to ac­cess,” she said.

“It gets me back into the work­force and I think it’s great for the ‘lit­tle guys’ and it’s re­ally good some lo­cals got the con­tract.”

Coun­cil spokesman for plan­ning and en­vi­ron­ment, Coun­cil­lor An­drew Smith, said it was great for lo­cal res­i­dents to be in­volved in pro­vid­ing value-for-money ser­vices at coun­cil fa­cil­i­ties.

“We are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Judie and her fam­ily at the Kaimkil­len­bun fa­cil­ity to de­liver a great ser­vice to the com­mu­nity,” Mr Smith said.

“Coun­cil is com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing un­nec­es­sary ex­pen­di­ture and stream­lin­ing our ser­vice de­liv­ery model to en­sure we de­liver the best pos­si­ble value for money ser­vices to our cus­tomers.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LO­CAL OP­POR­TU­NITY: Western Downs Coun­cil­lor An­drew Smith with Kaimkil­len­bun cou­ple Judie and Brad My­ers.

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