Green Army program | Brisbane City Council

Green Army program

The Green Army program is an Australian Government initiative for young people to get involved in local environmental and conservation projects. As a project sponsor, Brisbane City Council has 15 approved Green Army projects aimed at protecting the city’s diverse flora, fauna and wildlife habitat.

The program provides opportunities for young people, aged 17-24, who are interested in protecting their local environment and contributing to projects that may help the local community. The aim of the project is to educate young people about environmental conservation while removing weeds, and working towards improving water quality, stabilising erosion-prone areas and encouraging species retention in Brisbane.

Project teams will include up to nine participants and one supervisor to deliver on-ground conservation activities for 20 to 26 weeks. Participants will gain practical skills and experience, and will have the opportunity to undertake accredited training to help improve their future career prospects.

The Australian Government has allocated $525 million for the program from 2014 to 2018.

Project locations

  • Banks Street Reserve, Alderley (completed)
  • Salisbury Recreation Reserve, Salisbury (completed)
  • Brisbane Koala Bushlands (completed)
  • Kedron Brook (commencing August 2015)
  • Ithaca Creek (commencing August 2015)
  • Deagon Wetlands Fourth Lagoon (commencing August 2015)
  • Tingalpa Creek Reserve (commencing August 2015)
  • Beryl Roberts Park, Sunnybank (commenced)
  • Lawson Street Park, Oxley (commenced)
  • Paten Road Park, The Gap (commenced)
  • Enoggera Creek Reserve, The Gap (commenced)
  • Ashgrove Scenic Reserve, Ashgrove (commenced)
  • Anstead Bushland, Anstead (commenced)
  • Old Northern Road Park, McDowall (commenced)
  • Granard Wetlands, Rocklea (commencing September 2015)

More information

Find more information about the Green Army program visit the Department of the Environment's website or phone them on 1800 780 730.

27 July 2015