21 December 2015

Round Four of Green Army projects ready to roll out

Seven new Green Army projects are ready to be rolled out across Corangamite in the coming months, including projects in Aireys Inlet, Apollo Bay, Bannockburn, Bellarine and Ocean Grove.

“Over the coming months, our community will see seven new Green Army teams hard at work in our local area, lending a helping hand to our environment,” Ms Henderson said.

In Apollo Bay, the Southern Otway Landcare Network will undertake three projects along the Great Ocean Road and Barham River. In Aireys Inlet, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee will lead a Green Army team to undertake environmental works along the Great Ocean Road.

The Swan Bay Catchment Committee will oversee a Green Army team that will undertake extensive threatened species work across the Bellarine.  The Barwon Coast Committee will lead a Green Army team to conduct coastal dune work in Ocean Grove.  Across the Golden Plains Shire, Greening Australia will increase biodiversity outcomes on the Victorian Volcanic Plains.   

“There are now 13 completed, active or soon to commence Green Army projects across Corangamite.”

The Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee has completed coastal works from Lorne to Anglesea.  The National Trust of Australia has completed vegetation works at Barwon Park in Winchelsea. Barwon Coast Committee has completed dune works from Barwon Heads to Ocean Grove.  The Borough of Queenscliffe has completed foreshore works.  The Otway Community Conservation Network has commenced coastal work between Torquay and Lorne.  The VFF Farm Tree & Landcare Association will commence works in the Central Otways in January. 

“The Green Army Programme provides opportunities for 17 to 24 year olds to train and work in the environment for up to six months.”

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

For further information on the Green Army Programme or to become a Green Army participant visit www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.

21 December 2015