FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is encouraging organisations in the Far North to apply for Federal Government funding to help clean-up and rehabilitate the environment.
It comes after flooding and severe weather events earlier this year affected a number of local government areas in Leichhardt – Aurukun, Cook, Douglas, Hope Vale, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula, Pormpuraaw, Wujal Wujal, and the Tablelands.
“The Australian Government’s Green Army is ready and willing to lend a hand and help restore our local environment from the ravages of the recent natural disasters,” said Mr Entsch.
“Local councils, community groups and Indigenous organisations within these eleven local government areas should get in touch with their Green Army Service Providers to apply for support on any project that will directly contribute to environmental recovery.
“Projects could include restoring native habitat, riverbank stabilisation, revegetating degraded areas, restoring fencing to protect native habitat, debris removal, and cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers.”
Mr Entsch said the focus will be on projects that are 20-26 weeks long and located in the areas directly affected by Cyclone Nathan during March, and by the severe weather and flooding during February.
Applications for support close on 31 July this year.
Further information about the Programme’s requirements and local service providers are available on the Green Army website, or by calling the Department of Environment on 1800 780 730.