Been to a northside park lately? Chance are our Parks Crew have been there mowing, hedging & trimming. We proudly maintain 40 Local Parks & Nundah Village for Brisbane City Council. Think Toombul Shopping Centre’s plants are looking healthy? Our Gardens Division have been working hard for the Mirvac Corporation to keep the place thriving and inviting. NCEC also happily maintain Housing Queensland social housing properties.
From little things, big things grow
What started as a jobs club in 1999 soon morphed into something more formal but flexible in partnership with Local Government. NCEC’s relationship with Brisbane City Council (BCC) was established in 2001 with the development of a flexible contractual tool; a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU). This was one of the first ‘Social Procurement’ relationships in Australia and led to growth of similar contracts in other jurisdictions. The development of “The Parks Project” is a reflection of Council’s commitment to include marginalised groups in community and foster social procurement opportunities.
NCEC also have a contract with Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) to mow and maintain open areas on the north side of Brisbane. More recently we have partnered with Mirvac Corporation’s Toombul Shopping Centre in a historic partnership to grow our social procurement model in the Corporate sector. The success of these contracts has been instrumental in the development and growth of NCEC. The contracts provide NCEC members, who may have previously been excluded from employment, with regular income, job security and training.
We’re looking to grow even more!
The NCEC Parks & Property Maintenance crews are a hardworking, multi-skilled group of people who are committed to their jobs and the service they provide for the community. They constantly embrace the challenge of mastering new skills.
We are always seeking additional commercial maintenance contracts and are looking to expand our Parks& Property Maintenance divisions to provide employment to more disadvantaged workers, if you are aware of an opportunity please get in touch.
For further information
General enquires: Richard Warner (NCEC Coordinator) 0407 633 981
Parks Maintenance: Sean Acklin (Supervisor) 0434 318 657
Gardens at Toombul: Ron Simpson (Supervisor) 0437 110 120