By Staff Writer
Councils across Queensland have launched a recruitment drive for members of the State Government’s Green Army.
Minister for Employment and Economic Development, Andrew Fraser, announced 262 new ‘green’ traineeships with 48 councils across the state.
He said the $57 million Green Army initiative was designed to create jobs, strengthen the state’s tourism industry and promote environmental awareness throughout Queensland.
“Despite some recent positive signs in the economy, we’re not out of the woods yet,” Fraser said.
“The Government remains firm in our resolve to save and create Queensland jobs to bring us through these difficult times even stronger than before.”
The Minister anticipated the creation of 3000 jobs through 2300 paid work placements and 700 traineeships.
“The trainees will be working across the state – gaining valuable skills and providing a greener environment for all of us,” he said.
“They will be working on a range of environmental projects which will include rehabilitating our natural areas and revitalising our green spaces.”
Councils have 12-months to fill the traineeship positions, with recruitment expected to start immediately.
Councils offering green traineeships:
Balonne Shire Council
Banana Shire Council
Barcaldine Regional Council
Brisbane City Council
Bulloo Shire Council
Bundaberg Regional Council
Cairns Regional Council
Carpentaria Shire Council
Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Central Highlands Regional Council
Central Qld Local Government Association
Charters Towers Regional Council
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
Cloncurry Shire Council
Cook Shire Council
Croydon Shire Council
Diamantina Shire Council
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
Etheridge Shire Council
Flinders Shire Council
Gladstone Regional Council
Gold Coast City Council
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Gympie Regional Council
Ipswich City Council
Isaac Regional Council
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Logan City Council
Mackay Regional Council
Maranoa Regional Council
McKinlay Shire Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Mount Isa City Council
Paroo Shire Council
Quilpie Shire Council
Redland City Council
Rockhampton Regional Council
South Burnett Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Tablelands Regional Council
Torres Shire Council
Toowoomba Regional Council
Townsville City Council
Western Downs Regional Council
Whitsunday Regional Council
Wide Bay Water Corporation
Winton Shire Council
Woorabinda Aboriginal Council
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