The Green Army are Coming to Town

The Green Army is a Commonwealth initiative that provides opportunities for 17-24 year olds to be involved in practical environmental action programs across Australia and Lithgow has been successful in securing a Green Army Team.

Lithgow Council has been successful in securing a Green Army Team to work on a number of projects across the Local Government Area.   This will provide a significant boost to current environmental programs and support local employment for young people.

Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham said today, “The Green Army is a great opportunity for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environment and conservation fields”.

The first of two projects, commencing August 2015, will provide habitat protection and restoration of riparian, wetland & swamp ecosystems. While the second project commencing early 2016, will focus on habitat protection of locally threatened species such as Purple Copper Butterfly habitat.

The habitat protection and restoration projects are supported by the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme and Lithgow City Council.

The Green Army is delivering real benefits for the environment and Australia’s national and Indigenous heritage. It provides young people with skills, training and experience to help them enter the workforce or improve their career opportunities.

If you are aged between 17 & 24 and would like to be paid to gain, experience and work in the environmental field then join the Lithgow Green Army team. For further information visit or call Skillset on 6330 1400.

This program supports Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2026, and further supports environmental protection and community partnership targets enhancing our natural environment.

Damon Cupitt
Team Leader Environment
Lithgow City Council
Ph: (02) 6354 9999

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