Hidden gem helps conservation heroes
On a map, the Woodstock farm at Tamborine might easily be overlooked as it’s located on the very edge of the City of Logan’s south-eastern border.
But big things are happening on this prized conservation property nestled inside a picturesque bend of the Albert River.
The land is managed by Youth Enterprise Trust (YET) – a Volunteering Queensland organisation focused on social enterprise through conservation.
Through the Queensland Government’s Work intiative, YET is hosting 24 jobseekers from Logan Village, Yarrabilba and surrounds who are completing certificates in construction or environmental management.
Their current projects include the renovation of a farming shelter into a boutique event venue – opening soon – and the restoration of flood-damaged riverside land.
Longer-term, Woodstock’s development into an eco-tourism venue will create ongoing recreational and employment opportunities.
Division 4 Councillor Laurie Koranski says the benefits of Woodstock’s programs will be far-reaching.
‘Experiencing Woodstock is like stepping into a beautiful landscape painting and finding out it is just as good as it looks,’ Cr Koranski says.
‘You couldn’t pick a better place for local job seekers to gain hands-on skills, while also caring for our precious local ecosystems.
‘On behalf of Council, we are very pleased to support their efforts.’
Woodstock has received almost $50,000 through Council’s EnviroGrants program since 2016, with funds going towards revegetation, weed control and flora and fauna surveys on the property.