A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for Fremantle to protect local threatened species and local wetlands.
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:
• Remove invasive species in the Manning Park Reserve, Woodman Point Regional Park, and the Thomsons Lake Ramsar area
• Work to protect local threatened species, including Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo
• Restore natural habitat areas through the removal of environmental weeds and invasive species and replacing with native species
“This project will help to ensure that Fremantle’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Mr Sufi 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 project,” Minister Hunt said.
“Sherry Sufi is a great local candidate who recognises the environmental benefits that the Green Army will deliver. He should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for Fremantle.”
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