Employment through Community Connections
ConnectGV Social Enterprises are Social Traders Certified and provide a supported work environment for our NDIS participants. Our social enterprises engage people with a disability both as Supported Employees and to participate in our programs of support to enhance their employment skills.
When you make a purchase from one of our social enterprises, you are supporting meaningful ongoing employment and training for people with a disability.
Billabong Garden Complex
Billabong Garden Complex is more than just a nursery, it’s an opportunity. As a social enterprise of ConnectGV, Billabong provides training and employment for local people with a disability. NDIS Participants and Supported Employees work together with our Support Workers to run the business, everything from plant care and propagation to administration, order fulfilment, ad hoc cleaning and customer service.
Our fresh flower delivery program runs out of Billabong Garden Complex on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, providing fresh flowers to local businesses each week. On Thursdays, participants work to restock our gift store with florals. NDIS participants work together with our support workers to create beautiful arrangements of fresh and dried flowers for participating businesses.
Ruby Saltbush Cafe
Located at Billabong Garden Complex, Ruby Saltbush Café offers supported employees and NDIS participants the opportunity to learn the ropes in a hospitality environment. This may include food handling, customer service, money handling skills, coffee making and more. The café is open Wednesday-Sunday 9.30 – 2.30pm.
GV Ragz operates out of Billabong Garden Complex, providing various grades of rags suitable for cleaning and floor polishing, printers, mechanics and trades, and high quality cloth specifically for car detailing. Supported Employees and NDIS Participants work together to grade, size and pack the required product, and participate in the free delivery of rags to local businesses.
For pricing, to make an order, or for donation enquiries, please call 0407 026 074.
ConnectGV Services provide a ready workforce of NDIS Participants ready to work as Supported Employees. The team will undertake jobs which can be labour or time intensive within ConnectGV, including cleaning, mowing and yard maintenance and other ad hoc duties. CGVS is here to maximise the efficiency of the workplace whilst providing meaningful employment for people with a disability.
To make an enquiry or booking with our Lawns team, please call 0428 126 792.