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Community benefits through workplace partnership

Published on Friday 7 February, 2020


If you’ve recently enjoyed a sausage sizzle on a sparkly clean barbecue or admired the tidiness of parks in the City of Gosnells, there’s a special team of workers to thank.

The City has formed partnerships with a number of disability service providers, whose work crews are supporting the City to keep its parks in top shape.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode met with Intelife Skills Trainer Dale Fickling and his team at Kenwick Reserve during one of their scheduled barbecue cleaning jobs.

“The City regularly receives terrific feedback from residents about the work being done by teams, like Dale’s barbecue crew, not only about the quality of work but also about their approach and positive attitude,” Mayor Goode said.

“A new purchasing policy has allowed the City to engage more with disability enterprises such as Intelife when contracting for parks operations and tree services.

“The value of these partnerships has been immeasurable, with wide-reaching benefits to our employees and community, people with disability and disability organisations.”

Disability enterprise employees are currently working throughout the City in roles such as verge mowing, weed spraying and barbecue cleaning, as well as tree watering and planting.