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The Government's focus for the environment is to deliver practical change at the local level. The Clean Land Plan will help clean up and revegetate urban environments including creek and river banks, with the help of the Green Army and reforms to strengthen Landcare. The Government will also simplify environmental approvals to cut duplication and end delays, while maintaining high environmental standards.
The Australian Government’s Green Army provides real and practical solutions to combat land degradation, clean up our waterways and re-vegetate and conserve habitats.
A new National Landcare Programme merges existing Caring for our Country and Landcare funding to create a single programme based on three principles: simple, local and long-term.
The Australian Government is committed to protecting Australia’s unique biodiversity and protecting our nationally threatened species, but our conservation efforts can be more effective and our processes a lot simpler.
- Threatened Species Commissioner
- Strategic assessments of key ecological areas:
- Queensland Coast
- Upper Hunter
- Lower Hunter
- Indigenous Landcare Programme
- Carp control
- Cumberland Conservation Corridor
- Establishment of Peel-Harvey catchment as an NRM region
- Swan-Canning River