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4th August, 2015
Central Coast Green Army Calling For Local People and Local Projects
The Australian Government is calling for more local people to join the Green Army to work on local projects that will make a real difference to our environment on the Central Coast.
Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said applications for projects under Round 4 of the Green Army programme are now open.
“We want local people to join the Green Army to work on local projects in our community, and we want local groups to come forward with ideas for projects,” Mrs Wicks said.
“Round Three of the Green Army saw three fantastic projects announced for our local area. The Green Army will soon be undertaking National Park restoration and conservation at Killcare; helping to protect and preserve Putty Beach Reserve; and restore the Five Lands Walk track at Winney Bay.
“Community organisations, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, environment groups, Indigenous organisations, local councils and others can now nominate for a new Green Army project that has a clear focus on conservation of the environment or National or World Heritage places.
“For young people on the Central Coast aged between 17 and 24, joining the Green Army means you’ll receive valuable practical experience and training while undertaking work that will improve the environment in our local community.”
Round Four Consists Of Two Streams
Round Four of the Green Army will consist of two streams. Stream 1 will focus on heritage projects that promote, protect and conserve Australia’s National and World Heritage which are listed for their natural, historic or Indigenous values.
Stream 2 will focus on projects that directly support the protection and recovery of threatened species, particularly actions for improving habitat. The Green Army is a major Government commitment with more than $700 million budgeted over four years.
This investment in the Green Army brings the Government’s total investment in natural resource management to more than $2 billion over four years. Applications for projects under Round Four of the programme are now open and will close at 2pm AEST (Canberra time) on Wednesday, 16 September 2015.
Information sessions about how to get involved in the Green Army are running throughout August across Australia. They are an opportunity to find out about how to apply for a project under Round Four.
For more information about Round 4 including eligibility, project guidelines and application form and the full schedule of community information sessions CLICK HERE
Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks
Telephone: (02) 4322 2400 Fax: (02) 4322 2499
Electorate Office (Principal Office)
Level 3, 69 Central Coast Highway
West Gosford, NSW, 2250
PO Box 577, Gosford, NSW, 2250
Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times,
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