HAMERSLEY Habitat Community Garden’s work for the dole project has received praise from WA Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash, who visited the centre last week.
The Employment Minister helped unveil a plaque at the Community Garden on Monday to celebrate the completion of the project.
“The incredible work that has been completed at the Hamersley Habitat Community Garden benefits both participants and the broader community,” she said.
“Over a period of nine months the project has provided 55 people an opportunity to work and develop skills that employers need.
“It was fantastic to meet the workers, volunteers and organisers and to see the final product of what has been a wonderful transformation of a public space.”
Daniel King helped create the community garden and gained skills which later led to him finding work in a similar position.
“I am extremely thankful atWork Australia helped connect me with Work for the Dole because with that experience I got my own real job. Now I’m working I can build a better life,” he said.
Hamersley Habitat co-ordinator Donelle Wilson said the project aimed to create a safe, healthy and sustainable environment.
“We’ve all been brought together and our garden would not have progressed the way it has without atWork Australia and Work for the Dole,” she said.