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Green Army commences new role in maintaining Darwin’s parks and reserves
The first recruits for City of Darwin’s $1million Green Army initiative, have been inducted into their new roles and will start work immediately with a focus on maintenance and beautification, upgrading and cleaning of parks and reserves, laneways and footpaths, weed removal, pruning and tree planting
The initiative was unanimously supported by Council at the last ordinary meeting and launched through four recruitment agencies late last week.
Each Green Army member will be working 6 hour shifts, 5 days a week, with staggered starts throughout the day.
Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said that the initiative aimed to provide short term employment opportunities to Darwin residents who had recently lost employment as a result of COVID-19.
Mayor Vatskalis advised “the interest in these roles has been enormous and clearly demonstrates that some members of our community are really hurting at the moment.
“Although we haven’t been able to employ all the applicants, this initiative has been able to provide short term casual employment for 100 locals.”
The Green Army will be split into smaller working groups and undertake works across the entire municipality.
Mayor Vatskalis added “the focus of these works is areas we haven’t been able to access for some time – so our Green Army initiative will provide great outcomes for Darwin residents. Three thousand five hundred trees will also be planted and by the end of June we will have a tidier, cleaner and more attractive city.”
All recruits will be provided with full training and be eligible for the Construction White Card at the conclusion of the initiative on 30th June 2020.
The Australian Government’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are adhered by all City of Darwin’s indoor and outdoor workforce and the Green Army will also comply.
For further information go to www.darwin.nt.gov.au/council/about-council/careers/green-army
For further information on City of Darwin’s response to COVID-19 go to www.darwin.nt.gov.au/covid-19
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26th March 2020 - World Urban Parks emphasises that ‘Nature Never Closes’
12th March 2020 - Visitation encouraged to Darwin Waterfront Precinct
11th March 2020 - Darwin commences suburban streetscape beautification progam
17th January 2020 - City of Darwin set to increase number of events in 2020
17th October 2019 - George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre now open
13th October 2019 - Darwin set to plant 4000 trees to create green liveable spaces
8th February 2017 - Parks Week to highlight the value of parks and open spaces
27th June 2008 - Parks Forum highlights value of parks
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