APPLICATIONS are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Leichhardt.
The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014/15 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects in Far North Queensland.
Projects must run for 20-26 weeks and may be carried out across urban, regional and remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land where there is a clear community and environmental and heritage benefit.
Federal MP Warren Entsch said; “The Government is looking for environment and conservation projects that will make a real difference to the environment and our local community, while providing meaningful training and skills to young people in our region.
“Green Army projects may involve restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation, cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, fencing, gully remediation, preventing erosion, protecting and conserving heritage places and values, or monitoring and surveying on Indigenous and non-Indigenous lands.”
Successful applicants will receive a team of up to nine Green Army participants, a team supervisor and project specific materials, such as seedlings, herbicide, mulch, matting and tree guards, in addition to the basic materials required to deliver a project.
Service Providers, appointed by the Australian Government, will work with project sponsors to deliver projects in Leichhardt.
Mr Entsch said he had already been contacted by a local service provider who was keen to assist potential Project Sponsors with developing projects and submissions.
Applications for projects under this second round of the Programme are now open and will close on Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 2:00pm AEDT.
To be eligible, projects must be ready to commence between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2015.
Project guidelines for Round 2 and more information on the Green Army Programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army