CrocCraft and Sand Goanna Boats have teamed up to produce two flat-bottomed boats, which were constructed at Scrub Hill Community Farm. It is hoped there will be many other boats built and plenty of employment opportunities for the indigenous community as a result of the enterprise.
CrocCraft and Sand Goanna Boats have teamed up to produce two flat-bottomed boats, which were constructed at Scrub Hill Community Farm. It is hoped there will be many other boats built and plenty of employment opportunities for the indigenous community as a result of the enterprise. Contributed

Flat-bottomed boat maker hiring indigenous recruits

THREE indigenous recruits will be employed in the next few weeks as a venture goes ahead on the Fraser Coast.

Businesses CrocCraft and Sand Goanna Boats have come together to design and build flat-bottomed boats, which will allow keen fishermen to manoeuvre in shallow water.

Geoffrey Saunders from Sand Goanna Boats said the boats would have a wide range of uses.

The boats have also been designed to limit the impact on turtles, dugongs and other marine life.

The first two flat-bottomed boats have been constructed at Scrub Hill Community Farm and there will be more to come, with the businesses aiming to provide traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities for indigenous people on the Fraser Coast.

Fraser Coast councillor George Seymour said he was excited about the venture.

Cr Seymour said the venture as a positive step for both the businesses and the indigenous community.