Aussie World growth good news for Coast jobseekers
THE Pub at Aussie World will soon have a new look if a redevelopment being planned at the theme park's complex gets the go-ahead.
Owners of the attraction have been engaged in a redesign process since an IP dispute saw them stop trading as Ettamogah Pub last year.
While the details of the proposal currently in preparation will remain top secret for a "few weeks" yet, Aussie World marketing and brand manager Tim James said Aussie World's owners had big changes in mind.
"We're only using a small part of our footprint at the moment," he said.
"We've got 55 acres on our property and we only use about 10."
Aussie World owns the retail complex stretching between the theme park and petrol station, which includes a bottle shop and pub run by Aussie World and eight independent tenancies including Beefy's Pies and Subway.
"It'll be totally new look and feel inside and out and we'll be one of a kind, which is really exciting," Mr James said.
He confirmed external developers were not being sought for the project.
"We're not looking at partnerships. We're privately owned and the owner's the one leading up that project.
"The one thing we do know is that we will be delivering something the Coast has been asking for for a long time. With a new pub coming, that's a really exciting part of it."
Meanwhile, Aussie World staff had been buoyed by the announcement of 20 new jobs, expanding the 200-strong team at the fun park.
Mr James said more casual ride attendants were needed and a handful of profession positions and a bottle shop attendant also needed to be filled.
"Like many jobs, the priority is finding applicants with a great attitude, good presentation and a willingness to have some fun and engage with our guests," he said.
Aussie World was working the University of the Sunshine Coast to recruit ride attendants and the other positions are advertised on www.seek.com.au.
Mr James said the owner's investment in new rides and attractions had reinvigorated the site and its continued growth, making new job offerings possible.
"We've gone from pretty small to (now) growing constantly.
"Part of our growth meant we needed to get more resources.
"The owner invested pretty heavily in the last two to three years into new rides and attractions, and are about to put some work into the pub."
- Bottleshop Retail Manager (full-time)
- Cafe Back of House Team Leader (casual)
- Corporate Services Manager (full-time)
- Accounts Receivable (part-time)