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Greens secure $60 million for National Heritage

Media Release
Scott Ludlam 13 Feb 2009

More than 800 new green jobs will be created and hundreds of heritage-listed properties protected, as a result of a $60 million component of the Federal stimulus package negotiated by the Greens.

The component is part of a $435 millionĀ Local Green Jobs Package won by the party to create 10,000 new jobs.

"Funding the urgent maintenance and conservation of the 250 properties and nature reserves held by the National Trust will create green jobs in rural and regional areas, boost the economy and provide a lasting benefit," said the Greens' Human Heritage Spokesperson, Senator Scott Ludlam.

"Under the Greens' contribution to the stimulus package, we will protect heritage-listed properties and create more jobs for builders, electricians, plumbers and conservators. We're creating new jobs today, by safeguarding our national heritage for tomorrow."

Under the plan $60 million of the federal economic stimulus package will be spent on projects to support preservation of:

- national heritage listed buildings
- community heritage projects
- natural heritage projects such as walking trails and upgrades of public space

For more information or media enquiries please call Robert Simms on 0417 174 302

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