Community groups to share Green Army teams


Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council chairman Andy Gulliver and chief executive Jane O’Malley with representatives from the 12 partner organisations who will share the three Green Army teams.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council chairman Andy Gulliver and chief executive Jane O’Malley with representatives from the 12 partner organisations who will share the three Green Army teams.

ROUND four of the Australian Government’s national Green Army program will enable 12 local organisations to share three separate Green Army teams.

The teams will work on community projects to enhance natural resource management (NRM) in the Peel-Harvey region.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt met the NRM partners at the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) to discuss the projects to be undertaken.

PHCC chairman Andy Gulliver said this year’s projects would build on previous success achieved with Green Army teams.

“We welcome the opportunity to engage with Green Army teams again,” he said.

“This initiative is a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

“Young people, aged 17 to 24, gain practical training and experience while being paid to work in our local environment.

“Collectively, they will work on more than 60 different projects in the Peel-Harvey region to better protect wetlands, bushlands, estuaries and foreshores.”

Some Green Army projects will aid efforts to repair the landscape following the recent fires in Harvey and Waroona.