Dairy Stock Underpass Pilot Program - Expressions of Interest
On 28 April 2017 the Tasmanian Government announced a Dairy Stock Underpass Pilot Program to help dairy farmers increase efficiencies and improve road and farm safety at the same time.
Crossing dairy cattle across roads is a significant issue for many dairy farmers. The Government has been working with the TFGA and DairyTas, as well as local farmers and councils, to develop a practical approach to address the issue.
Funding of $750,000 has been allocated over two years for the Dairy Stock Underpass Pilot Program, which will allow farmers to access funds as a contribution to the overall cost of installing an underpass.
The Government has already developed a set of standard drawings for a modular stock underpass system to eliminate most of the design costs. The modular components can now be bought directly from pre-cast concrete fabricators in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government already fully funds stock underpasses where a new road alignment splits a property.
The guidelines and application forms are currently under development by AgriGrowth Tasmania, working in consultation with the TFGA and DairyTas.
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