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Green Corps project to help Rosebud community garden and Green's bush.

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Tuesday, 25 January 2005

The Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, launched the latest Federal government Green Corps project at Rosebud that will help Lawson Reserve, Rosebud, Arthurs Seat State Park and Green’s Bush in Main Ridge.

Mr Hunt said, “Ten participants of the 26 week Green Corps project will have a very positive impact on these parks and reserves.

“Not only will they be making practical on the ground improvements to these community facilities, they will complete a traineeship in Certificate 1, Conservation and Land Management and will receive a Statement of Attainment in Certificate 2, in Conservation and Lang Management.

“Their involvement is quite a commitment to the local community and an achievement which gives them real experience and qualifications to offer to potential employers.

Mr Hunt commended the Brotherhood of St Laurence for helping to deliver the project and Peninsula Training and Employment Program Inc. along with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, for their contribution as a partner agency in this project.

Daniel Idczak, Project Team Leader congratulated the participants for their team approach to achieving fantastic outcomes. “We are off to a great start.”

“Many participants finish Green Corps projects to go on to agricultural, horticultural and nursery apprenticeships. It is rewarding to see fantastic outcomes for the local community, environment and for participants who put in so much to the projects.”

The project commenced on 6th December 2004, and will be completed on 3rd June 2005.

Mr Hunt said, “These young people are among 10,000 youth around Australia who have volunteered to join this Australian Government programme to fix our natural surrounds and give young Australians a taste for environmental work.”

“I encourage local young people to consider the benefits of joining Green Corps for a six-month placement, which includes accredited training and an allowance of up to $361 per week,” Mr Hunt said.

Young people who want to know more about this initiative should contact my office on 5979 3188, ring the Green Corps hotline on 1800 077 700, or visit the Green Corps website at