The Government has significantly exceeded its first year target of 250 Green Army teams – with more than 300 projects already commenced or completed.
Green Army projects are underway in every state and territory with young people working on a range projects that are making a difference to our environment.
Local communities and participants continue to benefit from the positive impacts the Green Army is generating.
Environmental projects in city, regional and remote areas of Australia are giving young participants the opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable training to help them with their future career prospects, while at the same time improving their local environment.
Across Australia there is already a great variety of projects underway, and more projects will continue to be rolled out.
Teams in inner city Melbourne are planting trees in local parks to increase habitat and attract birds and other wildlife, while on the New South Wales coast, teams are rehabilitating coastal dunes with native vegetation.
In Noosa, a team is making a biocontrol facility to help control weeds, while in Alice Springs a team is building breeding spaces for the Central Australian sub species of Mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus).
Reflecting the diversity of environments we have in Australia, Green Army projects are taking place on land and in our waterways.
Next week we will be announcing the details of Green Army Round Three – more than 150 new teams will carry out important environmental work across Australia.
From restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation and cleaning up creeks and rivers to fencing, gully remediation and preventing erosion, Green Army projects make a real difference.
Further information on the Green Army is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army