A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for Hays Inlet which will build on the great work already completed by local Green Army teams.
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 new Green Army project for Hays Inlet will:
• Restore regional ecosystems through weed control and replanting with local species;
• Enhance and protect migratory bird habitats; and
• Restore habitat for nationally-listed threatened species such as the Koala, Eastern Curlew and Australian Painted Snipe.
“This project will help to ensure that Petrie’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Mr Howarth 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 Petrie, four Green Army projects have already been rolled-out – and 186 projects are completed or underway across Queensland.
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.
“Luke Howarth 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 this project 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