Green job training helps park
FORMER mines site Westfalen Parklands has been given an overhaul thanks to the strong partnership between National Green Jobs Corps and the community.
The 26-week project gave participants green job skills and qualifications including accredited training towards a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.
The project also included occupational health and safety and first aid training.
The team took part in replanting local vegetation to improve the catchment area for Six Mile Creek, along with upgrading walking tracks, placing public signage throughout the parklands and restoring picnic tables and park benches.
The team was managed by Job Futures and worked in partnership with Challenge Employment and Training to complete the refurbishment. The program is targeted at young Australians aged 17 – 24, who have not obtained a Year 12 or equivalent qualification.
For more information about National Green Jobs Corps see the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website, www.deewr.gov.au/ngjc.