The Green Army programme will help the rehabilitation and clean-up of local environment and national heritage sites following cyclones and flooding in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Australian Government is inviting Green Army Service Providers to work with local councils, community groups and Indigenous organisations to come forward with projects to lend a hand and restore local environments from the ravages of recent natural disasters.
“Projects could include cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, riverbank stabilisation, restoring native habitat, revegetating degraded areas, restoring fencing to protect native habitat and debris removal,” Minister Hunt said.
“The focus will be on projects 20-26 weeks long and located in areas directly affected by recent cyclones (Cyclones Marcia and Nathan in Queensland, Cyclone Lam in the Northern Territory and Cyclone Olwyn in Western Australia) or the recent New South Wales and Victorian floods.”
There is an opportunity for those projects to provide a direct benefit to communities affected by these disasters and directly contribute to environmental recovery, while addressing environmental and heritage values of national or international significance.
“With my own electorate being hit hard by major flooding in the past month, I know only too well the damage suffered by local environments during these events. The Green Army can make a real difference,” Mr Baldwin said.
Further information about the Programme’s requirements is available on the Green Army website at www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/projects.
Groups interested in proposing a project idea should contact one of the Service Providers operating in their state. Service Provider contact details are available online at: www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/service-providers.