A re-elected Karen McNamara MP and Turnbull Government will deliver three new Green Army projects for Dobell.
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.
All three new Green Army projects will:
• Assist in cleaning up the Tuggerah Lakes, building on the work already completed by Council, community groups and Green Army teams in the area;
• Conduct bush regeneration activities, including removal of invasive species, that will help improve habitat for threatened species, such as the Grey-headed Flying Fox, Swift Parrot and Melaleuca biconvexa; and
• Perform surveys in the region on local flora, fauna and water quality to better understand and manage biodiversity.
“These projects build on a successful record of projects to support the local environment in Dobell including dune restoration at North Entrance, erosion in the Tumbi Umbi Creek and Wyong river and foreshore works on Tuggerah Lakes,” Mrs McNamara 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 1,145 projects announced nationally and more than 700 projects already rolled out in urban, rural and remote areas.
In Dobell, 13 Green Army projects have already been rolled-out – and 250 projects are completed or underway across New South Wales.
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.
“Karen McNamara 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 these projects so strongly.”
“The projects will help to ensure that Dobell’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Mrs McNamara said.
To find out more about the Green Army visit: www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy