Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

New Green Army projects for Swan

26 June 2015

Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons was today pleased to announce that Swan will be hosting three additional Green Army projects under the third funding round which is set to roll out over the next year.

“I encourage all young people in Swan who are interested in being a part of one of the Australian Government’s major environmental initiatives and in helping our community deliver important local conservation outcomes to take advantage of the opportunity to join the Green Army,” Mr Irons said.

Green Army projects which will be underway in the coming months in Swan include:

  • Southern Metropolitan Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Project Stage 1* – $18,500
  • Southern Metropolitan Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Project Stage 2* – $18,500
  • Southern Metropolitan Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Project Stage 3* – $18,500

“This staged project will be coordinated by Conservation Volunteers Australia to provide urgent attention needed for the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo in the South Perth region,” Mr Irons said.

“The project will not only specifically target an endangered listed species but it will aid the vulnerable Forrest Red Tail Black Cockatoo, with the overall goal being to provide native food source and native habitat to the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo which has been reduced due to land clearing.

“This will be achieved through revegetation and rehabilitation of the Northern Metropolitan bushlands, parks and reserves, with a focus on major roosting sites to form a Cockatoo Corridor.”

Mr Irons said the Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17 to 24 years to gain skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the Australian environment.

“Soon our local communities will see Green Army teams deployed to projects in their area for up to six months at a time,” Mr Irons said.

“Young people 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.”

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

Further information on the programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army

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