Contracts stay in the region
IN A move aimed at keeping jobs in the Western Downs, local businesses have been awarded the tenders to manage two of council's waste recycling plants.
The facilities at Kaimkillenbun and Condamine will be maintained by local businesses, while another six facilities have been contracted to outside businesses.
The recycling plant at Kaimkillenbun will be managed by Judie Myers, her husband Brad Postle, and father-in-law Graham Postle.
Ms Myers said the contract was great for someone like her who was getting back into the workforce.
"It's good for us because my two kids go to the Kaimkillenbun school, so it fits in with school hours, it's close to home and it's easy to access,” she said.
"It gets me back into the workforce and I think it's great for the 'little guys' and it's really good some locals got the contract.”
Council spokesman for planning and environment, Councillor Andrew Smith, said it was great for local residents to be involved in providing value-for-money services at council facilities.
"We are looking forward to working with Judie and her family at the Kaimkillenbun facility to deliver a great service to the community,” Mr Smith said.
"Council is committed to reducing unnecessary expenditure and streamlining our service delivery model to ensure we deliver the best possible value for money services to our customers.”