On The Land

5 March, 2023

Farm accommodation gets go ahead

MORE rural workers will be able to vacate town rentals and live on farm after Mareeba Shire Council approved plans for more on-farm accommodation at its recent meeting.

Farm accommodation gets go ahead - feature photo

The accommodation will be built at 57 Studt Road just out-side of Mareeba and will take the form of two prefabricated buildings, providing a total of six ensuite rooms to house 12 individual workers. 

The workers will live on the farm and help with day-to-day operations of the orchard as well as the picking and packing of seasonal produce.

Mayor Angela Toppin said it was good to see more and more on-farm accommodation applications come before council as it took the stress off the already strained rental market.


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