A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for Isaacs.
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:
• Protect and restore Mordialloc Creek, Edithvale Wetlands, Patterson River, Quiet Lakes and Braeside Park;
• Improve water quality through bank stabilisation, debris removal and revegetation; and
• Restore and protect local environment through removal of invasive species and replanting of native species.
“This project will help to ensure that the local areas and environment of Isaacs are protected and waterways are improved,” Mr Spencer 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 Isaacs, four Green Army projects have already been rolled-out – and 114 projects are completed or underway across Victoria.
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.
“Garry is a great local candidate who recognises the environmental benefits that the Green Army will deliver. He was instrumental in establishing the Mordialloc Creek Community, and should be congratulated for advocating so strongly for Isaacs.”
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