Scott - Knoxbrooke Enterprises - General Manager
Knoxbrooke Enterprises is a social enterprise with four divisions, the main one being Yarra View Nursery.
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The Yarra View Nursery employs about 100 people, 80 of those are people that are living with a disability, but it’s a full-functioning wholesale nursery.
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We are producing 60,000 plants for the Bayswater Station Project specifically, all Australian natives.
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But we also will be producing 25,000 plants for the Heatherdale Station Project.
Suzanne - Yarra View Nursery Support Staff
Since I’ve been working here for 12 years I’ve made so many friends here.
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It’s the best place to come.
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It’s really important for social enterprises to have involvement with organisations like the Level Crossing Authority, because it allows them to work, allows them to earn income, and allows them then to be engaged in the community.
To most of our employees this is not just about a job, it’s about, you know, real life opportunities.
Jonathan - Yarra View Nursery Support Staff
I’m really glad that I came here and stayed here and worked here. It was probably the most best decision that I ever made in my entire life, so yeah.
[Level Crossing Removal Authority - Victoria State Government]
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