Coastal reserve to be revitalised

Green Army projects will include coastal zone regeneration in the City of Joondalup.
Green Army projects will include coastal zone regeneration in the City of Joondalup.

Conservation Volunteers Australia will get $10,000 for restoration and conservation projects along Perth’s coastal corridor, including in the Moore electorate.

The City of Joondalup and Job Futures will get two grants of $10,000 each for a coastal zone regeneration project and a wetlands regeneration project.

‘The Green Army will work with the City of Joondalup and Coastal Friends Groups to regenerate conservation areas along 3.75km of coastal foreshore reserve from Hillarys Marina to Mullaloo,’ the first project description said.

‘The foreshore contains significant vegetation communities which support a variety of migratory birds and regionally significant species.

‘The Green Army will help regenerate the area by identifying and removing weeds, propagating and planting native plant species to restore biodiversity.’

The second project will focus on regenerating conservation areas within bushland and wetlands in Warwick, Kingsley, Padbury, Craigie and Yellagonga Regional Park.

‘These conservation areas contain significant vegetation communities which support a variety of migratory and regionally significant species,’ its description said.

‘The Green Army will undertake activities such as identifying and removing weeds, propagating and planting native plant species to restore fragile natural areas.

‘Other activities include monitoring and recording feral animal activity and fire control management to protect and strengthen the connected bushland and wetland zones.’

Moore MHR Ian Goodenough said the national program gave people aged 17 to 24 a chance to get training and experience in environmental and conservation fields.

‘(People) interested in joining the Green Army will now have the opportunity to be a part of one of these projects and help our community deliver important local conservation outcomes,’ he said.

‘The Green Army has been an incredible success story for both the environment and those involved. All participants have received training and many already have jobs lined up for when their project finishes.’

People interested in joining the Green Army can apply through the appointed service providers for each state and territory.

For more information, visit www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/service-providers.