A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for Gardiner’s Creek and Chisholm’s local parks.
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:
• Conduct bank stabilisation works along Gardiners Creek, a major tributary to the Yarra River;
• Rejuvenate local parklands, including Wattle Park and Gardiners Reserve; and
• Enhance and protect the local environment through removal of invasive species and replanting of native species.
“This project will help to ensure that Chisholm’s local areas and environment are enhanced and local creeks are protected,” Ms Banks 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.
In Victoria, 114 Green Army projects have already been completed or underway.
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.
“Julia is a great local candidate who recognises the environmental benefits that the Green Army will deliver. She should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for Chisholm.”
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