A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver a new Green Army project for the Albert and Logan Rivers.
The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience which will assist them in the future to find jobs, while generating real benefits for the local environment.
The project will:
• Renew and protect the Albert River, Logan and surrounding waterways and wetlands;
• Improve water quality through revegetation and measures to reduce erosion; and
• Regenerate the local natural environment through the removal of invasive weeds and replacing with native species.
“The Albert and Logan River Recovery Project will renew and protect the Logan River, the Albert River and surrounding waterways and wetlands,” Mr van Manen said.
“The Green Army team will work in partnership with local community groups to deliver the projects.”
The Green Army has been a huge success with 1145 projects announced nationally and more than 700 projects already rolled out in urban, rural and remote areas.
The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local communities to undertake environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia while offering participants valuable skills and practical experience.
“We will work with local government, local residents and community groups in the design of the projects,” Minister Hunt said.
“Bert Van Manen is a great local member who regularly talks to me about the environmental needs of his local community. He should be congratulated for advocating for these projects so strongly.”
The Green Army programme not only benefits the environment, but also provides participants with skills and experience which will support them in finding jobs or further education.
To find out more about the Green Army visit: www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy