A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver two new Green Army projects for the Botany Wetlands and Kamay Botany Bay National Park at La Perouse.
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 projects will:
• Improve the local environment of the Botany Wetlands and Kamay Botany Bay National Park;
• Rejuvenate habitats of local threatened species, conduct flora and fauna surveys, and improve public access; and
• Restore the local natural environment through the removal of invasive species and replanting of native species.
“This project will help to ensure that Kingsford Smith’s local areas and environment are protected and threatened species’ habitats are strengthened,” Mr Feneley 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 Kingsford Smith.”
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