Group meets to find jobs for 70 bushfire-hit Binna Burra resort workers

JOB HUNT: Jobs need to be found for 70 employees laid off after fires burnt down the Scenic Rim's Binna Burra Lodge.
JOB HUNT: Jobs need to be found for 70 employees laid off after fires burnt down the Scenic Rim's Binna Burra Lodge.

A worker's transition group is set to meet for the first time to help find jobs for 70 employees laid off after bushfires gutted Queensland's historic Binna Burra Lodge.

The lodge was the biggest employer in the area before it was burnt down last week as bushfires ravaged the state in the worst start to the bushfire season in 130 years of records.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament on Tuesday that lodge chairman Steve Noakes had no choice but to let staff go until it is rebuilt.

A worker's transition group will meet for the first time on Wednesday to help find new jobs for the 70 employees.

Officials have warned that some fires could keep burning for months because the ground is bone-dry and there is no significant rain in sight, possibly not until Christmas.

Australian Associated Press