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Drought Employment Program now hiring for 2008

Tuesday 4 December, 2007
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (GB CMA) Drought Employment Program was so successful in 2007 that the whole state will model the program in 2008.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (GB CMA) Drought Employment Program was so successful in 2007 that the whole state will model the program in 2008.

The State Government has announced that all Victorian CMA's will implement the GB CMA's Drought Employment model. This model will once again provide full time work for about 75 local farmers who are under employed or unemployed as a result of the drought.

 

 

Teams will be formed to carry out environmental works on crown land from January to June 2008 in the Goulburn Broken Catchment including:

  • Fencing
  • Weed control and removal
  • Irrigation and stock through installation
  • Labouring
  • Rubbish removal

Farmers, farm workers and farm service providers are encouraged to apply immediately for the GB CMA Drought Employment Program.

"Many of our past Drought Employment Program employees have demonstrated a capacity to lead and supervise staff. This was a real bonus and we are able to utilize these skills in the new program," said CEO of the GB CMA Mr Bill O'Kane.

This year's program will allow farmers who have previously participated in the Program to receive supervisory training."

"Everyone's a winner here," said Mr. O'Kane.

About $10 million has been provided by the State Government Catchment Management Authorities state wide. The GB CMA is likely to receive $2.7 million.

For more information contact Peter or Roz at SKILLED on 03 5831 8719 during business hours or visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au.

Applications to be made in person Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm at Skilled, 47 Vaughan Street, Shepparton.

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