Round 4 of Green Army program now open
APPLICATIONS for projects and participants under Round 4 of the Green Army programme are now open.
Member for Cowper and Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker is encouraging young people to join the Green Army to work on local projects that will make a difference to our environment.
"We want local people to join the Green Army to work on projects in our community, and we want local groups to come forward with ideas for projects," Mr Hartsuyker said.
"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 Australians aged between 17 and 24, joining the Green Army means you'll be paid to receive valuable practical experience and training while undertaking work that will improve our local environment."
Mr Hartsuyker said Green Army is already making a difference at a local level, with teams working on the Solitary Islands Walk and coastal habitats between Coffs Harbour and Wooli.
"Right across Australia the Green Army is helping the environment and local communities through projects such as restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers," Mr Hartsuyker said.
"The Green Army will become Australia's largest-ever team supporting environmental action across the country, building to 15,000 young Australians by 2018."
Applications close at 2pm on September 16.
A Green Army information session will be held at the Cavanbah Centre in Coffs Harbour on August 27 from 11 am - 1 pm. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org