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Natural Area Green Army projects

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The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. The Green Army is open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates, and job seekers aged between 17 and 24, who are interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your local environment.

The City of Gold Coast has been successful in applying for and obtaining Green Army projects to improve and restore our valuable natural areas through assisted weed control and revegetation activities. These activities include;

Completed projects

Schuster’s Park, Tallebudgera
Completed July 2015.
Three (3) hectares of assisted weed control.
Planted 4000 native trees, shrubs and grasses.

Boobeggan Park, Merrimac and Robina City Parklands
Commenced May 2015 and completed November 2015.
Undertaking assisted restoration at Boobeggan Park along Mudgeeraba Creek to help restore existing native vegetation.
Planting 12,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses at Robina City Parklands adjacent to Mudgeeraba Creek.

Ongoing projects

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area - Tee Trees section
Commenced October 2015 and due to be completed March 2016.
Assisted restoration and native tree planting.

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Why apply for the Green Army

  • You will gain practical skills, training and contacts.
  • You will help deliver real benefits for the environment.
  • You will help a nationwide effort to clean up and protect Australia’s environment and lend a hand to your local community.
  • You will help deliver real benefits for the environment, such as restoring native vegetation, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers, protecting animal habitats and conserving Indigenous heritage places.
  • You will be involved in a project for up to 30 hours a week for a period of 20 to 26 weeks.

To apply to join the Green Army visit the website below.

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