Green Army Participants in New South Wales after completing a beach clean up

Green Army – NSW and ACT

About the Green Army

Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a real difference to the environment in your local community?

Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training?

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation.

The Green Army provides all the tools, PPE and training required for each Project. Local transport to the project site is also provided to Green Army participants..

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Green Army Projects – NSW and ACT

To apply for a position on Green Army please submit an application by selecting your preferred project below. It is only necessary to submit one application to participate in a Green Army project. If your application is successful, we will endeavour to place you on your preferred project, subject to availability.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding a Green Army project before applying, please contact your local office.

Project ID: B0340023203G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

This project will mobilise Green Army participants and actively engage them in practical actions that support the 1 Million Tree Program on the Cumberland Plain, and in accordance with the Greening Australia’s approved 1 Million Tree project proposal. Teams will assist Greening Australia and our project partners to improve the condition of vegetation within identified remnants improving important linkages within the Cumberland Plain.

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Project ID: B0340019302G

Anticipated Start Date: 16/01/2017

This project will build on the success of previous teams in engagement with local land carers and continue the land restoration activities targeting two fragmented threatened ecological communities in the ACT region. Under the collective guidance of three land management organisations with extensive experience and accountabilities working with volunteers, and rural landowners, young adults will learn through hands on application, a diverse range of conservation skills to support the protection of threatened species, improve water quality, biodiversity, and habitat linkages. This project will leverage existing relationships to increase the number of work ready participants in our region whilst improving our local threatened ecological communities.

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Project ID: B0280016704G

Anticipated Start Date: 13/03/2017

The Green Army Team will focus on land restoration and Indigenous cultural activities targeting threatened plant communities in the ACT region. The Team will focus on conservation work to improve water quality, soil health,
biodiversity, habitat linkages and support the protection of threatened species.

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Project ID: B0340016404G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

The project will build on achievements of Stage 1 and continue a management programme to control weed infestations impacting on sites with threatened species and ecological communities in the Greater Queanbeyan area to support the regional South East Weeds Action Program. Five sites, totalling more than 200 hectares, have been identified and may be expanded if necessary. The sites are typically characterised by Box-gum Woodland, Natural Temperate Grassland and/or endangered plants that are being invaded by a range of weed species, including Serrated Tussock, Blackberry and St John’s Wort. The project will protect the threatened species and communities through targeted on-ground control supported by detailed mapping and monitoring.

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Project ID: B0340002402G

Anticipated Start Date: 23/01/2017

The Green Army will focus on rehabilitating no-mow zones within the Fairfield Local Government Area. The areas form part of the critically endangered plant community, Cumberland Plain Woodland. The areas contain remnant grasslands with remnant canopy species and some shrubs within the stratum. This project aims to: enhance the regeneration of all levels of strata within each of the no mow zones sites, through the removal of weeds species; monitor the sites through transacts and quadrats; protect and enhance biodiversity and ensure healthy and adaptive ecosystems while increasing the area, connectivity and condition of native vegetation; and provide participants with a comprehensive Conservation Land Management learning experience.

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Project ID: B0340012803G

Anticipated Start Date: 30/01/2017

Githabul Aboriginal community members will work on country in World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests at Tooloom and Toonumbar National Parks. The Indigenous Green Army Team will work with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Githabul Rangers to systematically control invasive weeds in rainforest and wet schlerophyll forest, improving the health and connectivity of critically endangered ecosystems and enhancing the habitat of threatened species. Fauna surveying, including turtle monitoring, will be undertaken. A field day will showcase restoration techniques, share Githabul cultural knowledge and raise awareness of the site values. Participants will gain skills and experience in restoring internationally important Gondwana rainforest using contemporary and traditional methods.

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Project ID: B0340007302G

Anticipated Start Date: 23/01/2017

The project will create a 42 hectare cat and fox free safe haven by: (1) Erecting 250m of cat and fox free fencing along the property boundary along Ironbark Creek (Stage 1, first half); (2) Upgrading 1.5km of existing fence to a cat-proof standard (first half); (3) Auditing existing fence and fixing holes and gaps; (4) Surveying cats and foxes with camera traps and spotlighting; (5) Trapping and baiting foxes and cats (if Curiosity baits approved for cats on site); (6) Trimming/removing vegetation overhanging and adjacent to fence to prevent climbing; (7) Enabling Indigenous knowledge transfer to Participants; and (8) Engaging community members through guided tours of the Project.

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Project ID: B0340002302G

Anticipated Start Date: 30/01/2017

The Green Army team will work alongside Friends of the Koala volunteers in their plant nursery to produce koala preferred food trees. These trees will be available to the community to expand koala habitat on their properties, and to provide a consistent supply of trees for other projects aimed at increasing habitat connectivity for koalas, including other Green Army teams. The team will control weeds and plant and guard 1500 trees on public and university land to create vegetation connectivity. Follow-up weed control work and plant maintenance will be undertaken as required. Guard trials set up by previous Green Army teams will be monitored and results collated. The team will distribute weed information to landowners adjoining work areas, undertake koala counts and remove and recycle guards.

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Project ID: B0340026802G

Anticipated Start Date: 9/01/2017

This project will focus on rehabilitating riparian reserves by working in six reserves (Putta Bucca wetlands, Rylstone Common, Redbank Dam, Rylstone Dam, The Drip, and Ferntree Gully Reserve), along six waterways (Cudgegong River in Mudgee and Rylstone, Lawson Creek Mudgee, Redbank Creek Mudgee, Goulburn River and Fern Tree Gully) and within drainage reserves and detention basins in Mudgee and other towns across the Local Government Area. A range of activities will be undetaken at that vary at each location but include weed control, planting, seed collection and propagation, rubbish removal, fencing, and maintenance/construction of pathways and other infrastructure.

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Project ID: B0340022803G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

This project will mobilise Green Army participants and actively engage them in practical actions that support the 1 Million Tree Program on the Cumberland Plain, and in accordance with the Greening Australia’s approved 1 Million Tree project proposal. Teams will assist Greening Australia and our project partners to improve the condition of vegetation within identified remnants improving important linkages within the Cumberland Plain.

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Project ID: B0340013702G

Anticipated Start Date: 23/01/2017

This project will be undertaken on the Worimi Conservation Lands, located at Stockton Bight, Port Stephens, and will build on Stage 1 works. The Lands form an important coastal link within a network of protected areas and human-induced impacts are causing fragmentation of native vegetation in the foredune system, wetland swales and hind-dune vegetation, limiting pathways for dispersion of flora and fauna, including threatened species. The project will improve the condition, extent and connectivity of native vegetation through on-ground works, including dune stabilisation, management of 4WD access, weed control, and re-vegetation. Recruitment strategies will target Worimi youth and other Indigenous Australians for the Team.

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Project ID: B0340028702G

Anticipated Start Date: 23/01/2017

The project will enhance and protect habitat vital to the survival and movement of the koala population on the Tilligerry Peninsula at Port Stephens. The work will consolidate existing koala corridors by connecting, improving and expanding critical priority habitat across urban/rural interface. These corridors will link conservation areas and national parklands that have been divided by urban/rural development, safe guarding the genetic diversity and integrity of the local koala population and its connection to populations outside the Local Government Area. Project work will raise the profile of the issues linked with koala survival, particularly in the western areas of the Local Government Area where koala presence and distribution is only now beginning to be quantified.

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Project ID: B0340022205G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

This project will mobilise Green Army participants and actively engage them in practical actions that support the 1 Million Tree Program on the Cumberland Plain, and in accordance with the Greening Australia’s approved 1 Million Tree project proposal. Teams will assist Greening Australia and our project partners to improve the condition of vegetation within identified remnants improving important linkages within the Cumberland Plain.

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Project ID: B0340022206G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

This project will mobilise Green Army participants and actively engage them in practical actions that support the 1 Million Tree Program on the Cumberland Plain, and in accordance with the Greening Australia’s approved 1 Million Tree project proposal. Teams will assist Greening Australia and our project partners to improve the condition of vegetation within identified remnants improving important linkages within the Cumberland Plain.

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Project ID: B0340018002G

Anticipated Start Date: 20/03/2017

Lake Wollumboola is a unique ICOLL (Intermittently Closed and Open Lake and Lagoon) on the NSW South Coast. Sitting above sea-level, the fluctuations in water level based upon rainfall, runoff, opening and evaporation, are critical to the habitat of a more than 300 fauna species and 300 plant species.  The area is significant for its large numbers of shorebirds that migrate to the area throughout the year, while also playing host to a number of resident species.  Shoalhaven City Council and NSW NPWS have management plans in place to protect and conserve the value of the lake, and with the support of the Green Army would like to expand that capacity to deliver on those objectives including areas of weed control, enhancing connectivity and monitoring the environments surrounding the lake.

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Project ID: A0000011928G

Anticipated Start Date: 30/01/2017

This project will create and restore a strategic habitat corridor throughout 29 hectares of the landscape of the mid Richmond River, which will expand habitat for the Nationally Threatened Koala whilst linking the existing Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve, through an area of Nationally Threatened Lowland Rainforest to an extended Riparian Corridor along the Richmond River. A total of 5.5 hectares of previously cleared native vegetation will be replanted creating 1500 metres of riparian corridor to link existing riparian Koala habitat remnants on the Wilson’s River and 750 m of terrestrial corridor to  link riparian habitats with nearby terrestrial Koala habitat remnants.  Restoration works across 23.5 hectares will enhance condition of the linked existing habitat.

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