MAX customers give Central Queensland beautification project a boost

Published by MAXSolutions on April 04, 2023
MAX customers work hard with gardening equipment


Five MAX customers are currently investing in their community and their futures by working with not-for-profit community organisation Capricornia Catchments. 

Committed to nurturing the region’s natural resources, Capricornia Catchments is located in central Queensland and takes a holistic approach to taking care of the local area.

Rocky Flora is one of Capricornia Catchments’ current restoration projects, located at Fraser Park Lookout at Mt Archer - a popular destination for locals and tourists.

Our five customers are working hard to support the restoration project through the regeneration of bushland. The efforts are centred around encouraging natural regermination, weed control, brush cutting, planting and caring for new plants, laying mulch and litter removal. 

Janeen Whiting of Capricornia Catchments reflects on the contribution of the team to the project:

“With the increased manpower our Project Officers have certainly seen a greater increase in the beautification of the area,” she says. 

“With the community and tourists visiting Mt Archer, the team is always complimented on their good work and how lovely the area is looking,” says Janeen. 

As they work, the customers learn about bush regeneration and plants while being provided with training on safety and using tools. 

Customer Nicholas is grateful for the opportunity to volunteer in such a valuable local venture and appreciates being treated as one of the team.

“Capricornia Catchments has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I’ve always been treated respectfully and fairly,” he says. 

“The work is fulfilling and I’ve always felt a sense of pride completing tasks and looking back over the work I’ve done,” says Nicholas. 

Andrew’s experience has been similar. 

“I love it here. I love learning about nature, different weeds and plants. The people are great and everyone is enjoying their time…and this view is hard to beat,” says Andrew. 

MAX Team Leader Carla Mitchell is facilitating the partnership with Capricornia Catchments. Delighted to see the success of the program and the benefits to both customers and the local community, Carla is particularly pleased to witness how genuinely our customers have engaged with the activity.

“They have shown such a keen interest in the work and the industry while taking pride in seeing the improvements they are making,” shares Carla. 

While the MAX customers started in a volunteer capacity with Rocky Flora as part of the Work for the Dole program, three of our customers have now accepted a 22-week traineeship. The traineeships allow our customers to work and continue to learn in a paid capacity. 

For Workforce Australia participants, Work for the Dole provides an opportunity to contribute to their local communities and build skills to help find ongoing work.

The partnership with Rocky Flora gives MAX customers the opportunity to volunteer with a grassroots community organisation, committed to improving the local area. 

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