A greener out­look

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

THE Swan and Can­ning com­mu­nity are ex­pectd to reap the ben­e­fits of the new Green Army projects set to roll out across the na­tion.

Round Four of the Green Army projects will fo­cus on pro­tect­ing her­itage sites and threat­ened species.

“Across the coun­try there are 397 new Green Army projects un­der round four of the pro­gram,” Swan MHR Steve Irons said.

“This brings the to­tal num­ber of ap­proved Green Army projects to 1145 since it started in 2014.

“Over the com­ing months, our com­mu­nity here in Swan will see Green Army par­tic­i­pants hard at work for the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Swan’s projects in­clude the middle Swan River catch­ment area restora­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram, which will fo­cus on bush­land and wet­land re­serves in Swan and Can­ning.

Round four will also have strong fo­cus on threat­ened species re­cov­ery.

En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Greg Hunt said more than 200 new projects would sup­port threat­ened species re­cov­ery.

“Over­all, 311 projects will sup­port threat­ened species re­cov­ery, in­clud­ing 119 projects that will ad­dress pri­or­ity threat­ened species un­der the threat­ened species strat­egy,” Mr Hunt said.

“Par­tic­i­pants will carry out re­cov­ery ac­tions for pri­orty threat­ened birds and mam­mals, or take ac­tion to re­duce the im­pact of feral cats.”

The Green Army pro­gram’s new projects will aim to work on na­tional and world her­itage-listed sites around the coun­try.

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