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Cemetery maintenance contract awarded

Cemetery maintenance contract awarded

Wednesday 4 September 2019

The Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemeteries are providing work opportunities for local people with disabilities.

As the Trust that manages these Cemeteries, Bass Coast Shire Council is excited about its continued partnership with Connecting2Australia (C2A) for the general maintenance of the cemeteries.

C2A is a locally based not-for-profit charitable organisation, providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Council has engaged C2A for a three-year contract term, who will keep the cemeteries tidy using their skills in mowing, trimming and maintenance services.

There are over 4 million Australians who have a disability. That’s one in five people!

There are 2.1 million Australians of working age with a disability. Of these, just over 1 million are employed and another 114,900 are looking for work.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said everyone has a role to play in promoting access and inclusion within the Shire.

“We need to be leaders when it comes to creating positive change and breaking down barriers so people with disability can be included and participate in all aspects of community life, including employment” Cr Tessari said.

“It is so important to give people with a disability equal opportunities to showcase their abilities.”

Local organisation Connecting2Australia has been engaged by Council to carry out general maintenance on the Wonthaggi and San Remo cemeteries. Pictured from left are Senior Support Facilitator Brett, Blake, Daniel, John, Facilitator Rob and Paul.