The launch of the Green Army is getting closer and the Coalition Government is now calling on councils and community groups to submit ideas for new projects in Pearce.
An application form and project guidelines for Green Army projects are now available for organisations to begin planning new projects under the Green Army Program.
“The Government is looking for projects that will make a real difference to the environment and I would like to see as many of those projects as possible be in our local community,” Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said.
The Green Army will be Australia’s largest-ever team supporting environmental action across the country, building to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.
The Green Army provides opportunities for young people in Pearce to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the environment locally.
“There are any number of potential project sites in the electorate of Pearce and I will be working with local community groups to fight for projects to be delivered in our community,” Mr Porter said.
“Groups in Pearce will be able to bid to host a Green Army Team. Project activities could involve restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and conserving cultural heritage places.
“Under the Program, participants will be paid an allowance and undertake accredited training.”
Applications for Project proposals will open on Monday 14 April 2014 and close Friday 9 May 2014.
To be eligible for the first round of the Program, projects must be ready to commence between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.
Project guidelines and information to help groups interested in submitting Green Army Projects plan their proposals is available now at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army
“If I can be of assistance to anyone wishing to put in an application please contact my office as soon as possible,” Mr Porter said.