Ideas Sought for Green Army Projects in Casey and Cardinia
November 1, 2012
An army of young Australians will carry out urgent environmental work across Casey and Cardinia under the Coalition’s Green Army plan.
Around Australia a Green Army of 15,000 young people will be employed to tackle local environmental projects to clean up our community.
The Coalition has a strong track record of delivering on-the-ground environmental projects and tackling environmental issues head on.
With a 15,000 strong Green Army, teams will be able to operate in nearly every community across the country.
The Green Army will comprise teams of up to 10 people including a co-ordinator to tackle local environmental projects. Participants will receive a training wage and supervision.
We are asking the Casey and Cardinia communities to submit ideas for worthwhile projects. It may be cleaning up a local creek, restoring a bushwalking path, establishing a boardwalk or planting mangroves, for example.
We are keen for local environment groups or councils to be involved. They may work together with the Green Army to get the job done or they may act as co-ordinators for projects which they see as a priority for our area.
Areas such as the Western Port foreshore, Bayles Southern Brown Bandicoot Reserve and reserves in and around Lang Lang, Koo Wee Rup and Pearcedale are possible options for a Green Army scheme.
Importantly, we want the community to come up with the projects to ensure they are locally driven and are the right priorities for the region.
The Green Army will be a key part of the Coalition Government’s environment policy if elected. It is part of the Coalition’s environment policy to protect and enhance Australia’s environment for future generations through direct action and engagement with our community.