Councils to recruit green cadets

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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