Green Corps ready for new program

WORK kicks off today for Coffs Coast green teams with the launch of this year’s National Green Jobs Corps program.

An exciting opportunity awaits Coffs Coast green-thumbed youth with the Newtrain program now running two teams in this year’s National Green Jobs Corps program.

The first job team members will tackle is a boardwalk and a low-level bridge over a tidal inlet off Bonville Creek in Bongil Bongil National Park.

This new infrastructure will protect an endangered grassland species Alexfloydia re-opens which only occurs within this National Park.

New recruits, team leaders, and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff celebrated having ‘a double dose’ of Green Jobs participants on the Coffs Coast, during the program launch at Bongil Bongil National Park on Thursday.

Team leader Dom White described the launch as a great day with plenty of fresh faces and keen participants willing to get their hands dirty.

This year’s recruits will have hands-on experience in weed control, bush regeneration and infrastructure programs.

At the end of their 26 weeks, team members will graduate with a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, which is a nationally accredited qualification.

“With the emergence of a ‘green economy’ in Australia, there will be increased opportunities for green jobs and industries in a booming, clean economy,” Ms White said.



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