Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

Round Four of Green Army projects ready to roll out with focus on protecting heritage sites and threatened species

Media Release. December 15, 2015

Protecting our national and world heritage icons and key threatened species is the major focus of hundreds of new Green Army projects to be rolled out across Australia in coming months, including projects in Swan.Green Army R4 1

“Across the country there are 397 new Green Army projects under Round Four of the programme,” Federal Member for Swan Steve Irons said.

“This brings the total number of approved Green Army projects to 1,145 since the programme began in 2014.”

“Over the coming months, our community here in Swan will see Green Army Participants hard at work in our local area, lending a helping hand to our environment.”

Projects approved under Round Four of the Green Army Programme in Swan includes

  • The Middle Swan River Catchment Area Restoration and Rehabilitation Program- this project will focus on the rehabilitation of remnant bushland and wetland reserves within the Swan and Canning River catchments in areas such as three A-class reserves on the Swan River

Round Four of the Green Army also has a focus on threatened species recovery.

“Overall, 311 of the new projects will support threatened species recovery, including 119 projects that will address priority threatened species under the Threatened Species Strategy,” Minister Hunt said.

“Participants will carry out recovery actions for priority threatened birds and mammals or take action to reduce the impact of feral cats.”

Working on national and world heritage sites will be the focus for 106 new Green Army projects, including 32 that will directly benefit the Great Barrier Reef.

The Green Army programme not only benefits the environment, but also provides participants with skills and experience they can use elsewhere the workforce.

“I look forward to meeting the next round of Green Army participants as these new projects are rolled out across the country,” Mr Irons said.

A full list of approved Round Four projects is available at: www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.

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