Local environment groups will remember the successful Green Corp environmental programs run by the Howard Government.
Tony Abbott will reintroduce a similar program if the Coalition Government is elected.
Mal Brough, LNP candidate for Fisher, welcomes this policy announcement and is calling on local environmental groups to be involved in the proposed Green Army program.
“We are keen for local environment groups or councils to be involved. They may work together with the Green Army to get the job done or they may act as coordinators for projects which they see as a priority for our area,” he said.
Mal Brough has previously supported several of the former Green Corps projects, some with Barung Landcare and the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Scenic Reserve committees.
“This was a program which changed lives and had a direct impact on improving our environment,” he said.
“If elected, the Coalition’s Green Army of 15,000 young Australians will take on environmental projects to clean up our community under the Coalition’s Environment Plan.
“Participants will receive a training wage and supervision, and each team will be made up of 10 people including a coordinator,” Mal Brough said.
We have done this before, and I know from first hand just how successful it was.
“We are asking the community to submit ideas for worthwhile projects. It may be cleaning up a local creek, restoring a bushwalking path, establishing a boardwalk or planting mangroves for example,” Mal Brough said.
Each project may take up to 25 weeks to complete.
“Importantly, we want the community to come up with the projects to ensure they are locally driven and are the right priorities for the Sunshine Coast,” Mal Brough said.
For further details on the Green Army Projects please contact the Fisher Campaign Office:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 54777 677 or Mal Brough 0459 333 380