A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for Wadmore Reserve, The Gums and Third Creek.
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:
• Improve local parks, reserves and waterways such as Wadmore Reserve, The Gums and Third Creek;
• Perform environmental surveys in The Gums and other priority local parks to better understand local biodiversity; and
• Rejuvenate local bushland through removal of invasive species to improve water quality in local creeks that flow into the River Torrens.
“This project will help to ensure that Sturt’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Minister Pyne said.
“The Green Army team will work in partnership with Campbelltown City Council and 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 Sturt, two Green Army projects have already been completed or approved – and 50 projects are completed or underway across South Australia.
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 Campbelltown City Council, local residents and community groups in the design of the projects,” Minister Hunt said.
“Christopher 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