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Five new Green Corps projects for Territory

Projects at Fred’s Pass Reserve and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory are part of the latest round of new Green Corps projects announced today by the Minister for Employment Participation, Brendan O’Connor.

Mr O’Connor said these projects were part of 65 new Green Corps projects Australia wide and would help participants gain new skills as well as help to conserve and restore the Northern Territory’s environment and heritage.

Green Corps is a federally funded program which provides young people aged between 17 and 20 with the opportunity to participate in projects that conserve, preserve and restore Australia’s environment and cultural heritage.

The five new projects in the Northern Territory include:

  • Fred’s Pass Reserve Lake Walk restoration and works;
  • Amoonguna Community works;
  • Creation of a history garden at Tennant Creek Primary School;
  • Environmental projects at Wadeye for Thamarrurr Regional Council; and,
  • Knuckey Lagoons Wildlife Sanctuary.

"The new round of Green Corps projects gives young people the chance to get involved with projects that restores and preserves our beautiful natural environment and heritage and acquire accredited training which will assist them in their future work or studies," Mr O’Connor said.

"Young people work in teams under the supervision of a qualified team leader, earn a weekly training allowance while at the same time receive training in recognised skills that are designed to lead to work in related fields.

"Green Corps is a way for young people to work in a team environment, learn new skills and make a very positive, long standing contribution to their community."

Mr O’Connor said land management and waterways preservation were important parts of the projects announced for Fred’s Pass Reserve and Tennant Creek.

To find out more about Green Corps visit www.greencorps.gov.au