Green Army graduates

The May intake of the Green Army team has graduated after completing six months of environmental conservation work on the Surf Coast.

The Federal Government funded Green Army initiative supports the hands-on environmental training and development of youths aged between 17 and 24.


The Green Army has been working on over 20 sites along the GORCC managed land, assisting the Conservation Team and environmental volunteers to achieve objectives to improve the natural values of the coast.


Sites have included:

  • Whites Beach
  • Deep Creek
  • Darian Road Carpark 3-tier-car-park
  • Fishermans Beach
  • Yellow Bluff
  • 3 Tier Car Park Jan Juc
  • Jan Juc Grasslands
  • Jan Juc Cliff Tops
  • Boobs – Steps Track
  • Soapy Rocks
  • Point Roadknight
  • Melba Parade
  • Sandy Gully
  • Eaglerock Parade
  • Painkalac Creek
  • Moggs Creek
  • North Lorne
  • Lorne Caravan Park
  • Erskine Paddock
  • Queens Park


The group has endured rain, hail, sunshine and snow during their six months completing tasks such as weeding, mulching, planting, erosion prevention, propagation and more.

The  Soapy Rocks rehabilitation was the largest project the Green Army group worked on and would not have been possible without the man power to assist GORCC and environmental volunteers at this popular location.



Congratulations to those who completed the Green Army program. GORCC wishes you all luck with your future endeavours.

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