Clean land

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Grassland under a spectacular cloud formation near Moree

The Government's focus for the environment is to deliver practical change at the local level. The Clean Land Plan will help clean up and revegetate urban environments including creek and river banks, with the help of the Green Army and reforms to strengthen Landcare. The Government will also simplify environmental approvals to cut duplication and end delays, while maintaining high environmental standards.

Green Army

The Australian Government’s Green Army provides real and practical solutions to combat land degradation, clean up our waterways and re-vegetate and conserve habitats.

More about the Green Army

National Landcare

National landcare

A new National Landcare Programme merges existing Caring for our Country and Landcare funding to create a single programme based on three principles: simple, local and long-term.


Twenty Million Trees

20 million trees

Twenty Million Trees will be planted by 2020 in a programme that will commence mid-2014. The Twenty Million Trees Fund will help green our urban and regional areas and create new green corridors, while making a contribution to meeting Australia's target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020.

Click on the heading below to find out more about initiatives under the Clean Land Plan.

Other initiatives

Threatened Species

The Australian Government is committed to protecting Australia’s unique biodiversity and protecting our nationally threatened species, but our conservation efforts can be more effective and our processes a lot simpler.

Additional Programmes

  • Threatened Species Commissioner
  • Strategic assessments of key ecological areas:
    - Queensland Coast
    - Perth-Peel
    - Upper Hunter
    - Lower Hunter
  • Indigenous Landcare Programme
  • Carp control

Region-specific Programmes

  • Cumberland Conservation Corridor
  • Establishment of Peel-Harvey catchment as an NRM region
  • Swan-Canning River


The Australian Government is seeking applications from community organisations for potential Green Army Projects.
The Department is inviting tenders from Service Providers interested in being involved in the Green Army Programme.
The Department is seeking public comment on the Green Army Draft Statement of Requirements, which sets out important features of the programme and outlines the proposed services required by the Australian Government to deliver the programme.

Approvals Simplification

A one stop shop will create a single approvals process for environmental assessment and approvals under national and state environmental laws.

More about the one stop shop

A Plan for a Cleaner Environment

Find out more about the Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment.