The Scenic Rim will be hosting 11 Green Army projects across the region, creating local jobs and improving the local environment.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz is excited by the number of projects announced for the region and the level of interest local groups have shown in the Green Army initiative.
The Green Army is a vitally important scheme brought about by the Abbott Government to tackle local environmental conservation projects whilst addressing the critical youth unemployment crisis Australia-wide.
“The Green Army gives local young people aged 17-24 years who may be otherwise unemployed the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and explore future careers in conservation management”,
“In addition to this the Green Army teams being rolled out across the Scenic Rim will also be undertaking activities to improve the sustainability and natural beauty of our region” said Mr Buchholz.
Green Army projects to be rolled out soon in the Scenic Rim include:
- $28, 000 for 3 PCYC Natural Bridge Gondwana Youth Rainforest Rescue projects endorsed by the Bornhoffen PCYC Leadership Development Centre.
- $80, 000 for 8 Scenic Rim Region Green Army project teams administered through Scenic Rim Regional Council.
Young Australians interested in joining the Green Army can apply through the appointed Service Providers for each state and territory. Contact details for Service Providers are available from www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/service-providers.
Applications are also now open for community organisations, environment groups and local councils in our region to come forward with new projects for the next round of the Green Army. Applications are open until 17 March 2015.
Further information, project guidelines, the application form and further information on the Programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army.