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Come one, come all – CWQ is calling all tradies

CWQ is always in need of tradespeople whether you are a sparky, mechanic, builder, plumber, chippy, or anyone else in between. From business opportunities to apprenticeships, we’ve got lots to offer.

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Far Out! Built from the ground up

Mechanic and new father, Andrew Pearce had a decision to make. Stay in Townsville and make the transition from working in town to shift work in the mines, while wife Leisa stays home with their new baby, living separate lives away from each other. Or take a risk, move back to their home town of Barcaldine and start their own business.

He found working in a trade out west means getting a huge variety, being able to do things your own way, getting a broad skills base, and that there is never a dull day.

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CWQ region

Even though our centres share many things in common, each community has its own personality and style. If the truth be told there’s quite a bit of healthy rivalry between them. So before you confuse Barcaldine with Boulia, we’ve got some pointers for you.

Life in CWQ

With our supportive communities, property opportunities on the rise, and a lifestyle without the hustle and bustle – we have lots to offer couples, individuals, and families looking to make the move to a better lifestyle.

FarOut! Looking for a trade job?

Use our jobs board to search for opportunities in your trade or service. If you can’t find a job you’re looking for – that doesn’t mean we don’t need you, make sure to get in touch with us using the form below and we can chat to you about opportunities that might not be listed here.

Want to know more about trade opportunities?

We’re ready to have a chat, or to give you any info you may need about trade opportunities in the central west. Either fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch, or give us a call on 0448 739 759. We’re a laid back bunch and ready for a yarn.

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