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COALITION GREEN ARMY PLEDGE TO WARBURTON TRAIL A Coalition Government will include the Warburton Trail in a select group of local communities to benefit from the first stage of its Green Army initiative. This represents just one chapter in the Coalition’s commitment to build a 15,000-person strong Green Army that will conduct environmental work throughout Australia. A Coalition Government will begin deployment of 250 Green Army teams throughout Australia in July 2014. By 2018-19 the number of Green Army projects nationwide will increase to 1,500. The Warburton Trail Protection Program will be one of those 250 first wave Green Army projects.
A Coalition Government will deliver a grant of $100,000 to the Metropolitan Traffic Education Centre (METEC), a not-for-profit organisation that specializes in driver training. METEC is committed to reducing the road toll, particularly amongst younger drivers, through its closed road training and education facility. For over 40 years METEC has provided a safe environment for driver training. Built on 10 hectares of land in Bayswater North, the centre has 4km of private roads, including all the usual traffic features such as intersections, traffic lights and roundabouts to provide an ideal learner training facility.
A Coalition Government will include a range of environmentally important locations throughout the Yarra Valley in the first stage of its Green Army initiative. This represents just one chapter in the Coalition’s commitment to build a 15,000-person strong Green Army that will conduct environmental work throughout Australia. A Coalition Government will begin deployment of 250 Green Army teams throughout Australia in July 2014. By 2018-19 the number of Green Army projects nationwide will increase to 1,500. The Yarra Valley Landscape Protection Program will be one of those 250 first wave Green Army projects.
A Coalition Government will make our streets safer by funding a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security camera network in Healesville. The $100,000 in funding announced today will allow the installation of at least 10 CCTV cameras that would be monitored by local police. This system will enable police both to monitor events in real time and review recorded footage. In other communities within the Yarra Valley region, CCTV security cameras have caused crime and anti-social behaviour to decline by up to 70%. This commitment is part of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Communities Grants program, which if the Coalition is elected, will make our streets safer by providing $50 million over four years to tackle local crime hotspots around Australia.
A Coalition Government will include Monbulk in a select group of local communities to benefit from the first stage of its Green Army initiative. This represents just one chapter in the Coalition’s commitment to build a 15,000-person strong Green Army that will conduct environmental work throughout Australia. A Coalition Government will begin deployment of 250 Green Army teams throughout Australia in July 2014. By 2018-19 the number of Green Army projects nationwide will increase to 1,500. The Monbulk Landscape Protection Program will be one of those 250 first wave Green Army projects.
If elected, a Coalition Government will provide $15,000 to the Yarra Ranges Council towards the cost of constructing shelters and resurfacing at the Monbulk Reserve Netball Courts. This funding package would see the Council prioritise this project in its sporting infrastructure budget by providing an additional $15,000 to complete the $30,000 project. This funding for an important local sporting facility is an investment, not only in our young people, but in the broader Monbulk community. An incoming Coalition Government will provide this $15,000 contribution to the Yarra Ranges Council, which will manage this project in conjunction with the local club.
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