Building Contractors and Trades People Needed Urgently in Queensland
The rivers in Queensland are slowly receding and the people are now allowed back into their
homes to see what, if anything is salvageable.
The piles of rubbish and stinking carpet along with
emptied fridges and freezes are being removed as quickly as humanely possible. The army of volunteers is
increasing rather than decreasing.
Queenslanders are all helping each other.
Many Australians from every walk of life and from other
Australian states are all helping Queenslanders. But the best
will in the world does not replace expertise and today, Queenslanders need the expertise of all the building
trades. Thousands of people from Emerald in the central west of
Qld to the NSW border, all need the expertise of qualified trade’s people.
If you are a qualified trade’s person and have ever
thought of taking a working holiday in Australia, now would be a seriously excellent time to make it happen.
We are in need of all the building trades.
Carpenters, tilers, painters, gyprockers, drywall contractors, builders and all trades people looking for
extra work, to lend a hand with the reconstruction and rebuilding process.
The home owners and volunteers have done (or will
have done as long as there is no more flooding!) all the really ‘stinky’ work and the houses have been left
with windows and doors open to allow the air to flow through and dry out the walls and flooring.
Once the internal walls have dried out they will
need to be removed and replaced. If they aren’t dried out and replaced, every storm or heavy shower of rain
will make the house stink again. If you remember many of these
houses have been submerged in toxic water up to the eaves with some cases even having the roof submerged. The
height of this water has made new flood records.
Many of these houses now need to be allowed to dry
out. Unfortunately, in some towns like Condamine and Rockhampton, they were hit with a second flood peak
within days of getting their houses cleaned out and starting to dry out.
So they had to do the clean up all over again;
except this time all their worldly goods had already gone in the first flood. But cleaning muck off the walls
and shoveling the silt back onto the nature strips is hard yakka (work) by any definition doing it once; but
being forced to do it a second time within days shows the resilience of some of these people who choose to
live in the outback towns.
People chose to live in these outback towns because
they are beautiful places. The beauty surrounding these small outback towns is unmatched anywhere else I have
ever been to. The friendliness and caring of these country people is unmatched anywhere.
If you would like to visit a friendly place where
everyone is treated respectfully and cared for as an individual, then come and visit outback Queensland.
Right now, our state is a bit ravaged by the recent floods but we will mend faster and stronger, especially
if you can lend a hand.
So if you can pay for your airfare and are a
qualified trade’s person with a hankering to visit Australia, now would be a great time to do it!
If you fit this bill, talk to the nearest Australian
Embassy. They would love to hear from you. Just imagine, a real working holiday “down under” in regional
Flood water spread
across the land but our sunsets are still magnificient!