The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is calling on central Victorians to join the Coalition’s Green Army and submit ideas for worthwhile environmental projects.
Through the Coalition’s Environmental Plan, a Green Army of 15,000 young Australians will take on environmental projects to clean up their local community.
“The Coalition has a strong track record of delivering on-the-ground environmental projects,” Senator McKenzie said.
“Green Army members will receive a training wage and supervision, and will help tackle environmental issues head-on in nearly every community across the country.
“Projects may include cleaning up a local creek, restoring a bushwalking path, establishing a boardwalk or planting trees, and may take up to 25 weeks to complete.”
The Green Army will be comprised of teams of up to 10 people including a co-ordinator to tackle the projects.
Local environment groups or councils are invited to get involved, and can work together with the Green Army or act as coordinators for projects.
Senator McKenzie said the Green Army will be a key part of the Coalition Government’s environment policy, if elected.
“Importantly, we want the community to come up with the projects to ensure they are locally driven and are the right priorities for central Victoria.
“Regional Victorians are often dependent on their natural environment for work and leisure, so it is important that we work together to look after it.”
Please contact Senator McKenzie’s office on 5441 4251 to submit your project ideas by December 10, 2012.