Green Army project targets foreshore and parks

October 23, 2016 by  

Young people aged 17 to 24 from Moorabbin and surrounding areas within Kingston City, who are interested in a conservation management career, are being urged to apply for the 2017 Green Army project.

General Manager of Kingston City Assets and Environment, Daniel Freer, said the opportunity has come about as the result of a partnership between the Australian Government’s Green Army programme and Kingston Council.

He said the Green Army programme is an initiative that provides practical, hands-on environmental action that supports local conservation and environment projects across the nation.

Mr. Freer said there would be up to nine places available with the Kingston area and young people participating will work with representatives from Landcare Australia and Manpower for six months at key locations at local foreshore and park areas.

He said training the area’s youth to protect the local environment is a big step forward for the future.

The role of Council’s parks team, according to Mr. Freer, is an extremely important one for it keeps Kingston’s foreshore areas, open spaces and reserves, which are often featured on holiday cards and other promotional products, in the best possible condition for the benefit of the entire community.

The six-month Green Army project has been so successful that Kingston Council has decided to host it again in 2017.

Those interested in a conservation management career are urged to apply. Recruitments will be finalised in November.