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Australian Greens deliver over 120 new jobs for WA communities

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 25 Mar 2010

More than 120 new jobs will be created in Western Australia as a result of $17.5 million in funding negotiated by the Australian Greens with the Commonwealth as part of the Government's Jobs Fund.

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said more than $2.25 million will go directly to projects in Western Australia.

"This funding will create jobs and deliver environmental benefits to a number of communities by installing environmentally friendly and power saving technologies, and providing important training and experience in green construction projects."

The Projects include:

- St Bartholomew's House, Lime Street Accommodation project in East Perth - $772,620.00
Installing environmentally friendly water & power saving technologies to help keep running costs low for the new centre once it is operating in 2012.

- The Cerebral Palsy Association of WA - $390,353
Installation of energy efficiency measures and a new compressed air system in the manufacturing facility in Malaga, Western Australia.

- Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Inc Protecting Biodiversity on Northern Kimberley Pastoral Leases - $1,119,618.00
Train and educate local Indigenous people and supporting the process of recording traditional ecological knowledge and controlling unwanted dogs and cats in the area.

"These are great initiatives bringing jobs and environmental payoffs and we congratulate the Commonwealth for working with us for the benefit of our communities.

"It's another example of the constructive work the Australian Greens are doing in Parliament to deliver real outcomes," Senator Siewert said.

Media Contact: Fernando de Freitas 0417 174 302

A full list of Round 2 Local Jobs projects and more information on the Jobs Fund is available at: www.keepaustraliaworking.gov.au/jobsfund 

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