A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver a new Green Army project for the Albert and Logan Rivers.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP was joined by Minister for the Environment the Hon Greg Hunt MP to announce a $200,000 Green Army Project for the Albert and Logan Rivers.
Mr van Manen said the Green Army was a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
“I am very excited to be joined by Minister Hunt today to announce a re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver a $200,000 Green Army project for the Albert and Logan Rivers,” Mr van Manen said.
“The Albert and Logan River Recovery Project will renew and protect the Logan River, the Albert River and surrounding waterways and wetlands.”
Mr van Manen said the project would improve water quality through revegetation, and measures to reduce erosion.
“The project will also regenerate the local natural environment through the removal of invasive weeds and replacing them with native plant species,” Mr van Manen said.
Minister Hunt said the Australian Government had allocated more than $360 million for the Green Army Program over four years from July 1, 2015, to support 500 Green Army projects each year.
“The Australian Government has engaged five service providers to help deliver the program on the ground,” Minister Hunt said.
“The Green Army Project is a tremendous program aimed at engaging young people aged between 17 and 24 who will not only get paid to work in their local environment, but also gain some practical training and experience.”
Minister Hunt said community organisations, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, environmental groups, Indigenous organisations, local councils and others can apply to host a Green Army project.
For more information visit www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army