Greening a grey area



WORKING in stifling heat and surrounded by weeds, a group of unemployed people are developing a green heart for the industrial Greenway Drive.

Nine work-for-the-dole participants have spent the past few months regenerating bushland and landscaping a pocket of scrub by the new Enterprise commercial centre.

It is a project that ties in with the Enterprise Public Art Project, which will see a local artwork installed outside the commercial centre.

JOB Futures project development manager Denise Cusack said the project gave participants work skills and benefited the wider community.

"It also raises the profile of working for the dole and shows it is not like the preconceived ideas of bludging, but can involve exciting projects," she said.

The project has been supported by Enterprise developers Piers Property Group who have leant a hand by providing storage areas, skips and transportation.



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