Do­na­tion gets work­ers on bus

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A GROUP of indige­nous trainees work­ing in Mount Perry has re­ceived $15,000 from Evo­lu­tion Min­ing’s Mt Raw­don gold mine to help them buy a bus.

Evo­lu­tion Min­ing recog­nised the need to pro­vide re­li­able trans­port for the group and the bus will up­grade the trainees’ trans­port to Mount Perry and be­tween work sites.

Mt Raw­don Mine gen­eral man­ager Jamie Coad said the mine was hon­oured to sup­port the Gi­dar­jil Trainees by help­ing with the pur­chase.

“The trainees should be very proud of the qual­ity of the work they have un­der­taken and their con­tri­bu­tion to the Mount Perry town­ship,” Mr Coad said.

“We trust that this ini­tial in­volve­ment will be the start of a long and pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship with Gi­dar­jil, which we can jointly con­tinue to build on.”

Funded by the Skilling Queens­lan­ders for Work pro­gram, the trainees are work­ing un­der the di­rec­tion of the Mount Perry Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Board along side the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil.

The work projects in­clude land­scap­ing the new Men’s Shed, creek bed restora­tion, weed con­trol and tree plant­ing.

“Ac­cess to trans­port is of­ten a chal­lenge for em­ploy­ees start­ing out on a new ca­reer and we are truly grate­ful for the con­tri­bu­tion made by Evo­lu­tion Min­ing, which makes this project pos­si­ble,” Gi­dar­jil Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion CEO Dr Kerry Black­man said.

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HELP­ING THE COM­MU­NITY: Evo­lu­tion Min­ing has do­nated $15,000 to Gi­dar­jil trainees.

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