WORK­ERS CELEBRATE NEW PATH­WAY

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By ASH­LEY CLARK

A SEA of flu­o­res­cent or­ange could be seen along the fore­shore of Woodgate Beach last Thurs­day as coun­cil work­ers and lo­cals cel­e­brated the first com­pleted sec­tion of the new and im­proved path­way.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil roads and drainage spokesman Tony Ric­cia­rdi said the 14km path­way was be­ing re­stored af­ter years of de­te­ri­o­ra­tion.

“Over time, the main­te­nance has slowly caught up so, through Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment fund­ing, we were able to set up a pro­ject to get the path­way back to a good con­di­tion,” he said.

“So far about 2km, from the boat ramp to the bar­be­cue area, has been com­pleted.”

The Path­ways Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­ject co­in­cides with the NEATO Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram, which gives job seek­ers the op­por­tu­nity to gain skills in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ar­eas.

Ac­cord­ing to coun­cil su­per­vi­sor Peter Buse, the pro­ject is one of many that job seek­ers will work on dur­ing the year.

“They are trained in tree plant­ing, mow­ing, wa­ter­ing and other hor­ti­cul­tural skills,” he said.

“We have a ro­ta­tional ros­ter that sees around 20 keen work­ers out and about ev­ery day do­ing var­i­ous jobs around the re­gion.”

The pro­ject is ex­pected to take about six months to com­plete.

PHOTOS: ASH­LEY CLARK

TOP TEAM: Ja­cob Do­herty, Jor­dan Cram and Sam Sankowsky.

IM­PRESSED: Frances McLeary, Bill McLeary, Harry Zawacki, Eleanor Sbogar and Ray Graves.

NEW PATH: Cr Vince Haber­mann, Ross Maguire, Cr Lynne Forgan, Mark Hyde, Cr Tony Ric­cia­rdi and Tony Wright.

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