Noosa restaurant offers accommodation to lure new staff

Noosa’s housing crisis has had a significant impact on a number of local industries including hospitality and well known hospitality identity Peter Kuruvita has come up with a solution which he believes will help attract and retain quality staff for his Alba restaurant.

Alba by Kuruvita at Parkridge Noosa opened to rave reviews early this year, however securing staff has been an ongoing issue.  Peter decided to team up with Parkridge Noosa developer Alex Rigby and Rob McCready from Altum Property Group who developed Parkridge Noosa to offer accommodation as part of an employment package with his restaurant.

“Most of our current staff are locals so they have their accommodation needs sorted but we are looking to attract new talent across the whole business including appointing a Functions Manager so we needed to get creative to provide a more attractive solution.

“As you can imagine there’s lots of people who want to move to Noosa and there’s plenty of jobs around but finding suitable accommodation is an ongoing issue. We feel this will give us a real point of difference and help us secure quality staff,” Peter said.

Altum Property Group director Alex Rigby said Parkridge Noosa recently won the 2022 UDIA Queensland Award for the best medium density project in the state and Alba was an important drawcard for investors and residents.

“We’re in a fortunate position to be able to put aside several residences at our latest project, The Whitely on Noosa Eumundi Road for Peter to use as part of an employment package for potential staff members.

“As far as we know this is a first for Noosa whereby a privately owned hospitality venue has offered accommodation to lure and retain staff. As a long term local developer we have seen the current impact of housing scarcity from both a demand and supply point of view and we are confident this will help Peter ensure Alba Noosa can continue to grow and prosper.

“The Whitely apartments will be completed in mid 2023 so we’re looking forward to casting the net wide to secure the best possible talent,” Alex said.

To apply for work at Alba by Kuruvita please email your resume to:  gm@albanoosa.com.au

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