A Green Army of 15,000 young Australians will take on environmental projects to clean up our community under the Coalition’s Environment Plan.
Bert van Manen says the Coalition has a strong track record of delivering on-the-ground environmental projects.
“Participants will receive a training wage and supervision,” he said.
The Green Army will be comprised of teams of up to 10 people including a co-ordinator to tackle local environmental projects.
“I am calling for the community to submit ideas for worthwhile projects,” said Mr van Manen.
“It may be cleaning up a local creek, restoring a bushwalking path or restoring the corridors along our rivers.”
Each project may take up to 25 weeks to complete.
“We are keen for local environment groups or councils to be involved,” he said.
The Green Army will be a key part of the Coalition Government’s environment policy if elected.
“The clean up of our local waterways and aligning corridors could be a possible option for a Green Army scheme,” said Mr van Manen.
“Importantly, we want the community to come up with the projects to ensure they are locally driven and are the right priorities for people living here.”
“The Green Army is part of the Coalition’s environment policy to protect and enhance Australia’s environment for future generations through direct action and engagement with our community.”
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