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Ten new Green Corps projects for South Australia

Projects in the Adelaide Hills and Port Lincoln are just two of the 10 new Green Corps projects in South Australia 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 South Australia’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 10 new projects in South Australia include:

  • Torrens Valley Catchment restoration and conservation in the Adelaide Hills;
  • Lower Eyre Peninsula revegetation and conservation at Port Lincoln;
  • Ecosystem restoration in the Lower Field River at Hallet Cove; and,
  • Barker Inlet wetlands restoration at Torrens Island;

"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."

Locations in South Australia which will benefit from Green Corps projects include Wirrabara, Port Lincoln, Hallett Cove, Willunga, Strathalbyn, Normanville, Adelaide Hills and Lyndoch.

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