Green Army tackle river land

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Good job: Cr Geoff Shelton, left, and Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun, kneeling, with members of the Green Army team who worked on Light Horse and Helles Parks on the banks of the Georges River.

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun has congratulated the work of the Green Army team for their hard work to beautify the banks and land around the Georges River – one of the city’s greatest assets.

“The Green team’s work ties in with council’s plans to transform the riverside through the Building Our New City project,” Mayor Mannoun said at the project’s completion ceremony.

“This team of eight young people helping with the project learned about vegetation management, including identifying and destroying noxious weeds, mulching and planning, and the care and appropriate place for native plant species.

“At the same time our local parks and rivers were cleaned up, cleared of weeds and new native species were planted in parks to shelter local birds and reptiles.

“The team worked at Light Horse Park and Helles Park on either side of the river, where Council plans to build a pedestrian and cycle way to link with the city,” Cr Mannoun said.

The team began work in July as part of the federally funded Department of Environment program.

MTC Australia provided on-ground training and Liverpool Council provided staff expertise, mulch and native plants.



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