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: E16116710387

Anticipated Start Date: 29/05/2017

The project will aim to continue to improve and protect biodiversity within key threatened ecological communities (TEC) within the Campbelltown Local Government Area (LGA) such as CPW, SSTF, RFEF and STIF. This will be achieved through the control of WONS, noxious weeds,  environmental weeds, removal of gross pollutant waste and revegetation activities. Participants will also undertake water quality monitoring using Council’s water quality testing kits on a bi-monthly basis at Smiths Creek Reserve ,Cook Park and Fishers Ghost Reserve and gaining nursery related skills through training at Wollondilly Council Community Nursery. The project will also include works at a bushfire APZ to education participants about bushfire management practices.

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Project ID: E1676X710452

Anticipated Start Date: 29/05/2017

The Green Army team will assist the Cumberland Area office of the NPWS in protecting and conserving the natural and cultural values within the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. The Green Army will engage in activities such as bushland restoration works, flora, fauna and feral surveys, tree planting, plant propagation, debris removal, habitat enhancement projects and cultural heritage site management. The overall objective is to protect and conserve the natural and cultural values of native vegetation communities including Cumberland Plain Woodland which is listed under the EPBC Act.

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Project ID: E1607X710366

Anticipated Start Date: 15/05/2017

The proposal is to establish a Green Army Team operating over a 6 month period to protect and enhance remnant bushland within the urban setting of the Georges River Council Local Government Area. Activities will include bush regeneration (weed treatment, natural regeneration and revegetation), track work and exclusion fencing to ensure safe public access and reduce environmental degradation, and debris/rubbish removal.

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Project ID: E1605X710364

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

The project is to establish a Green Army Team operating over a 6 month period to protect and enhance remnant bushland within the urban setting of the Georges River Council Local Government Area. Activities will include bush regeneration (weed treatment, natural regeneration and revegetation) and debris/rubbish removal.

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Project ID: B0340003101G

Anticipated Start Date: 08/05/2017

The Green Army Project will be run in the Watagans National Park west of Lake Macquarie. The Watagans National Park is part of an important ecological corridor stretching along the coastal ranges from Hunter River estuary in the north to the Hawkesbury River estuary in the south. The project will engage young people in weed removal and other activities to help enhance habitat values for threatened fauna species, including the Brush Tail Rock Wallaby and Spot-tailed Quoll.

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Project ID: B0340017302G

Anticipated Start Date: 17/04/2017

This project will continue restoration works undertaken during Stage 1 on six prioritised sites throughout the Richmond River Catchment. The project will focus on restoration works that improve habitat for nationally threatened species such as the Koala and Grey-headed Flying Fox. The project will also improve the quality of nationally threatened vegetation communities, Littoral Rainforest and Coastal Vine Thickets of Eastern Australia and Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia.  Restoration works will include; manual and chemical weed control, strategic revegetation and stream bank rehabilitation. These works will reduce weed infestation, stream bank erosion and improve connectivity and habitat availability throughout the catchment.

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Project ID: E1673X710449

Anticipated Start Date: 15/05/2017

Two previous GA projects were delivered in Round 1 at Leonay (Stage 1 & 2) along a section of River Road. The next stage of works here is in degraded areas continuing to target the protection of the Riparian Forest and Shale Plains woodland along the riverbank areas and wombat/possum and bush bird habitat at Leonay. Works may be in a mosaic fashion to protect nests and drays, particularly in spring in order to maintain fauna habitat. Objectives include improving the local environment through weed control and revegetation, providing an event to engage the community/ supporting the Bushcare group and training young Australians for future employment.

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Project ID: E1675X710451

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

The proposal aims to engage the Green Army to assist the Cumberland Area office of the NPWS in protecting and conserving the natural and cultural values within the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. The Green Army will engage in activities such as bushland restoration works, habitat enhancement projects, and cultural heritage site management. There is further scope to assist in some propagation and planting within Mulgoa Nature Reserve. The overall objective is to protect and conserve the natural and cultural values of native vegetation communities including Cumberland Plain Woodland which is listed under the EPBC Act.

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Project ID: E1677X710453

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

The proposal aims to engage the Green Army to assist the Cumberland Area office of the NPWS in protecting and conserving the natural and cultural values within the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. The Green Army will engage in activities such as bushland restoration works, habitat enhancement projects, and cultural heritage site management. There is further scope to assist in some propagation and planting within Mulgoa Nature Reserve. The overall objective is to protect and conserve the natural and cultural values of native vegetation communities including Cumberland Plain Woodland which is listed under the EPBC Act.

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Project ID: E1681X710457

Anticipated Start Date: 08/05/2017

The objectives will be to manage weed infestations, thereby improving resilience and diversity at each site. The project will support the MVLG to achieve positive environmental outcomes whilst ensuring participant safety and wellbeing coupled with a diverse array of opportunities to improve their skill set, experiences and qualifications.

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Project ID: E1683X710459

Anticipated Start Date: 08/05/2017

The Cumberland Land Conservancy will work with the Green Army participants to restore the Biodiversity of “Wallaroo” – a 38Ha property located in the Mulgoa Valley and situated within the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. “Wallaroo” was acquired by the Federal Government  in 2016 as part of the election commitment toward the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. The Cumberland Land Conservancy proposes to involve the Green Army in a range of activities that will assist in developing baseline data (Feral scan, camera trapping and observations and plant surveys) as well as weed management, trail maintenance, carp control and community engagement activities.

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Project ID: E1671X710447

Anticipated Start Date: 29/05/2017

The Cumberland Conservation Corridor – Muru Mittigar Cumberland Plain – project will assist in the conservation and rehabilitation of Cumberland Plain Woodland, a critically endangered ecological community. This will be achieved through exposing participants to a variety of elements in the environmental restoration process, from planning to weed control, site preparation to plant propagation and seed collection to tree planting. Based in Llandilo, the projects primary focus will be on re-vegetation, with participants being involved right the way through the process, from the collection of seed from local native plant species, to the propagation of the plants and then finally the planting and maintenance of these plants.

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Project ID: E1679X710455

Anticipated Start Date: 19/06/2017

This project will contribute to the Cumberland Plains Conservation Corridor by preserving and restoring the Londonderry Woodlands Reserve in the Lindsay electorate. This will enhance the long-term survival and protection of seven threatened species, four endangered populations and two threatened ecological communities listed on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 that are found only on the Cumberland Plain. Seven of theses are also listed as threatened under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The Londonderry property was recently purchased by CVA with support from the Australian Government to be managed according to a Plan of Management that contains all relevant expert inputs.

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Project ID: B0340016302G

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

The Greater Taree City Council purchased Cattai in 2003 to restore the natural beauty and ecological value of the wetlands. Following the success of the Cattai Wetlands Project, in 2009 Council and others progressed remediation of the broader Big Swamp area, which encompassed an additional 2,000 hectares of degraded wetlands and agricultural lands, with the assistance of an Australian Government grant of $2 million. This project builds on the Stage 1 project and will improve the habitat values of both areas. At Harrington foreshore, Littoral Rainforest vegetation will be re-established as habitat in an area that has been degraded for a long period, for erosion control and to educate the community on the value of native vegetation.

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Project ID: B0340016304G

Anticipated Start Date: 26/06/2017

This project will undertake habitat restoration and weed removal within six important rainforest remnants in the Manning Valley. Key restoration activities will include control of highly invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm the remnants and re-planting of locally native rainforest plants in areas of need. Restoration at sites will include areas with the endangered ecological community of Lowland Subtropical Rainforest on Floodplains. The project will include educational opportunities for participants in bush regeneration, flora identification, plant propagation at the Council nursery in Taree, and working with community groups, such as Manning Landcare.

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Project ID: E1644X710420

Anticipated Start Date: 17/07/2017

The project will:

* Rejuvenate the Pambula wetlands (Panboola) which are listed on the Directory of Important Wetlands and are a critical stopover for migratory shorebirds

* Work to protect local threatened species and the Endangered Ecological Communities that exist on the floodplain.

* Protect and restore feeding, nesting and roosting sites through the removal of environmental weeds and invasive species and replacing with native species.

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Project ID: E16117710388

Anticipated Start Date: 20/02/2017

Lake Illawarra is a highly modified coastal estuary containing sensitive environments including Saltmarsh and Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest.  Recognised as a Wetland of National importance, it is a critical stopover for migratory shorebirds, and the catchment is home to other threatened species including Green and Golden Bell Frogs and numerous plants species.  Wollongong and Shellharbour City Council’s have management plans engaging community groups, NGO’s and contractors working together to restore the valuable remnants in the region. With the support of both Councils, the Green Army team will expand those efforts with targeted weed control, monitoring activities and re-vegetation at 4 locations within the estuary.

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Project ID: B0340013902G

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

This project will focus initially on the Norah Head headland area, which is also an Aboriginal site complex, to undertake restoration of Littoral Rainforest (including Syzygium paniculatum and numerous orchids). Sweeps through other locations across Wyong Shire (previously identified), and hotspots within the Tuggerah Lakes catchment, will help to maintain and improve biodiversity and reduce sediment and nutrients entering the estuary. Landcare volunteers will also share their knowledge and experiences with participants.

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Project ID: B0340013904G

Anticipated Start Date: 22/05/2017

Green Army participants will work cooperatively with Landcare volunteers, focusing on rehabilitation of the ridgeline of the Fountaindale Ridge Conservation Area. This site contains remnants of Lowland Rainforest and Melaleuca biconvexa and is a key part of a significant corridor between Wyong and Gosford Local Government Areas. It also has links westward to the Great Eastern Ranges. Follow-up work over other project locations will improve the condition of the sites so that volunteers can more easily manage them. Project activities will include: site mapping; monitoring; weed control; seed collection; propagation; planting; and water quality monitoring. The Green Army Team will also learn about use of a biocontrol agent recently released on one of the sites.

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