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. 

 

Register for Updates

To register for updates on this Program please contact Caroline Flood, AgriGrowth Tasmania at Caroline.Flood@dpipwe.tas.gov.au




 

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