Yarra pays unemployed to clean streets

By Paul Hemsley The City of Yarra has activated an ambitious project to tackle long-term unemployment and social disadvantage by replacing private cleaning contractors with labour sourced from high-rise public housing residents. A partnership between council and social welfare activists the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, the project has created traineeships for public housing tenants and […]

Greening the cleaning contract

The City of Yarra in Victoria is currently trialing a groundbreaking, green cleaning partnership program, in collaboration with its cleaning contractors. The council’s Green Clean Program is being facilitated by Fresh Green Clean (FGC), and managed by its contract manager David Laidlaw. The original aim was to develop an auditable standard for the council’s green […]


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