Green Army

The Coalition will establish a Green Army to protect the environment in Penrith.

This was said by Liberal candidate for Lindsay Fiona Scott at the recent environment roundtable at Nepean Rowing Club.

"The Coalition will deploy our Green Army to communities such as Penrith to protect and conserve our bushland, waterways and reduce waste," she said.

The Green Army will be made up of teams to tackle local projects. Participants will receive a training wage and supervision.

"We are asking the community to submit ideas — such as cleaning up a creek, restoring a bushwalking path, establishing a boardwalk or planting mangroves," Ms Scott said.

"We are keen for local environment groups and the council to work with the Green Army or act as co-ordinators for projects we see as a priority for Lindsay."

Shadow minister for climate action, environment and heritage Greg Hunt was a special guest.

Termite alert

November is the traditional time for termites to swarm looking for new places to mate and breed.

Home owners should dry out sub-floor spaces by increasing ventilation, removing debris and allowing more air to circulate.

Stacking firewood under the home or along a timber wall, allowing earth from garden beds to build up, or using sleepers against walls as part of the landscaping are the most common ways of inviting the termites to take up residence.

Elevated timber decks, balconies and stairs can also be attacked by termites.

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