b'2021/22 ANNUAL REPORTRRA ROCKHAMPTON The Rockhampton region is located in Central QLD on the lands of the Darumbal people.The community spirit in Rockhampton is unique. Its kept its country-town heart while growing into a busy metropolis. This makes Rocky a neat fit for Resource Recovery Australia.Customers at Reviva Ibis Rockhampton Our Reviva Ibis shop has quickly become a community hub welcoming upcyclers, second-hand lovers and vulnerable community members searching for kindness and social interaction.RRA NOOSAIn late 2021, he shared his carpentry talent with ourRRA TOOWOOMBA Our friendly team have now served over 15,500 community in a Tinkerage Workshop, building furniturepeople from all walks of life, while our #Waste2Wages RRA Noosa operates on the traditional lands offrom pallets. Reviva Toowoombas Wellcamp and Kleintoninitiative has created stable employment and training the Gubbi Gubbi people. Doonan, near Noosavillestores are located on Barunggam Country. opportunities for people facing barriers to work. is home to the operation. In Aboriginal cultureRRAs development pathway will see Kyall secure his testPartnering with other local community organisations and tag certification, first aid and forklift ticket, over theReviva reuse shops are great places to pick up a its known as a place where saltwater andcoming year. His confidence has grown dramatically. Thesecond-hand item and take action for the environment.has also helped RRA integrate into the Rockhampton freshwater meet. future is looking bright for him as he continues to learnThey also create opportunities for their staff and theircommunity. Since May 2022, we have worked with and grow in his role. whole community. And each one is unique, reflecting theMulticultural Australia on a program in the Upcycle Kyall Parris-Smith is a young bloke with big dreams.taste and imagination of the team and their customers.Village that adjoins the Reviva Ibis reuse shop. These days he doesnt let what other people think get inThe employment and training opportunities that KyallIts been great to see the participants build skills, his way. But he wasnt always so confident.and all RRA team members enjoy are made possibleStep out of your car at Reviva Wellcamp, and youll findconfidence and understanding of reuse, upcycling by the support of our local government partners,the way everyday things have been reimagined in theand construction through this program, says RRA Having faced multiple and complex barriers toparticularly Noosa Shire Council.displays and gardens is as inspiring as the surrounding employment his whole life, Kyall joined the RRA Noosalandscape. Queensland Manager, Jeff Prater, a passionate team on a community service order in mid-2021. community builder. The counter made from discarded pallets and tin at For the first time I felt that I could work with a team, heWhen I found out that I had gotReviva Kleinton showcases waste reborn.In just 6 weeks, we donated over 3.5 tonnes of goods for reuse and upcycling as part of a program recalls.the job, I was stoked. TheyveThe RRA Toowoomba team welcomes problem wasteto upskill locals with a Certificate II in Construction. Kyalls hard work and determination were immediatelythat causes major environmental damage whenThe result has been an impressive range of upcycled apparent, and he was offered paid work in Sept 2021.given me this opportunity to getincorrectly disposed of, such as paint, motor oil andfurniture made from pallets, damaged furniture and I really enjoyed waking up in the morning and comingmyself back up. I think that isbatteries.even surfboards, all diverted from landfill and building Youll also enjoy the beautifully merchandised roomsessential skills in our diverse community.here, Kyall remembers. When he was offered a job, Iamazing of RRA.styled with vases, glassware and tableware; the shelves was stoked RRA had given me this opportunity to getOur leadership team has also been working with myself back up.stacked neatly with potential mementos, where youa second local not-for-profit, Central Queensland KYALL PARRIS-SMITH|RRA NOOSA might unearth a crystal vanity set just like the one yourMulticultural Association, developing a structured According to Reviva Noosa Manager Mitchell McIntyre,nana had when you were a child.work experience program to help people with diverse Kyall showed a real commitment to turning his lifeWhile you are admiring an antique piano, one of ourbackgrounds build their Australian employment skills around as well as a great work ethic.team members can tell you its over 150 years oldand knowledge. The program is expected to launch Kyall has quickly skilled up. Hes become proficient inand was imported by William Henry Paling whenearly in the new financial year. customer service, merchandising and pricing at thehe emigrated from the Netherlands in 1853. Its so niceRRAs exceptional waste diversion statistics are a Reviva Noosa reuse shop. Hes taken the opportunity toto stop and relax with someone who knows the story forbig reason why we were awarded the contract to care for Country, diverting waste from landfill, by recyclingeach item in the shop.support Rockhampton Regional Councils (RRC) mattresses and processing expanded polystyrene as partAs you get ready to pay for your cache of treasures, thewaste strategy. We also share a vision for the Upcycle of a trial with Noosa Shire Council.young man at the counter looks up smiling and asks,Village to become a community melting pot for Together with his RRA Noosa teammates, Kyall hasHow are you today? You realise its not a rhetoricalrecycling, repurposing and reuse; a place to host helped to divert over 7,000 mattresses from landfill andquestion. The staff at our Reviva shops really do care.workshops, reuse and repair, and boosts skills to help over 350 tonnes of waste from landfill for reuse.Reviva Toowoomba operates thanks to the support ofour community deliver zero waste by 2050. Toowoomba Regional Council. RRA is supported by Rockhampton Regional Council. PAGE 32'