A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver four new Green Army projects across the electorates of Fowler, Werriwa, Blaxland and Parramatta.
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 Parramatta project will:
• Further rehabilitate degraded sections of the riparian vegetation and Endangered Ecological Communities along Duck River;
• Remove invasive species and planting of native species, focusing on high erosion areas; and
• Build on previous works conducted in the area to improve the condition of Cumberland Plain’s vegetation and Endangered Ecological Communities.
The three further projects in Fowler, Werriwa and Blaxland will be designed in consultation with local council, local community groups and local residents.
“These projects will help to ensure that Western Sydney’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Mr Beckwith 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 New South Wales, 250 Green Army projects have already been completed or are currently 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.
“Michael 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 Parramatta.”
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