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Weed​s Action Fund Small Grants

​​Applications are open for the 2018-19 stage one round of grants to tackle weeds impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets.


Aborigina​l Heritage Act Review

​Read the discussion paper and provide your written submission by 21 September.  ​


​Landcare Action Grants Program

The Department is partnering the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association to deliver the Landcare Action Grants Program.

The Program provides State-funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, Landcare and other community organisations on practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture and Rivercare type activities.

Round 1 applications close on 31 May 2019.


New Committee Members Sought​​

We are looking for expressions of interest for membership for the Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee. The Minister will appoint up to nine recreational fishing members with varied knowledge, skills and backgrounds. 


Brushtail Possums

The Department is responding to a recent series of reported brushtail possum deaths in the Greater Hobart region. Keep up to date on information about brushtail possums presenting with neurological symptoms.


Water Management Information Day
Ringarooma River Catchment

Legerwood Hall, Legerwood, between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 16th May. 

The Water Resources Group, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) are hosting a Water Management Information Day in the Ringarooma River catchment. ​

Talk one-to-one, ask questions, find information or provide feedback about your specific water management concerns or needs. 

See Ringarooma River Catchment Water Management Plan​ for more information.


 

FarmPoint 

​The new Farmpoint helpline 1300 292 292 provides direct access to
information and services for Tasmania's primary producers. Two Liaison
Officers have been appointed as part of the service. Visit the updated FarmPoint website for more details.



​Marine farm planning proposal approved

The application to implement a new Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan has been approved.




Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
expressions of interest

​We are calling for expressions of interest for project funding to support and increase the sustainability and productivity of the abalone fishery​. Suitable projects would seek either to reduce the long spined sea urchin population on the East Coast, or to increase abalone stock rates.​​

Tourism ​​master plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness ​ World Heritage Area

​​A Tourism Master Plan is being drafted for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This will provide strategic guidance for the management of tourism in this globally recognised area.​ Broad stakeholder engagement is being conducted with information sessions available across the state. More information is available on the website.


 

Fruit fly Control and Infe​​​cted Ar​ea restrictio​​ns on Flinders Island ​lifted

 ​All of Tasmania has returned to its fruit fly Pest Free Area status following the lifting of Furneaux Group Control Area and Lady Barron Infected Area restrictions. See Fruit Fly Latest News.


 

GMO Review

The Government is reviewing the moratorium on the commercial release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the Tasmanian environment. An issues paper has been developed, and public comment is invited by 26 April.


 

Independent review of the Queensland Fruit Fly Response

​​The 2018-2019 Queensland fruit fly response was the largest biosecurity response in Tasmania’s history.​ The Independent Review into the Tasmanian Queensland Fruit Fly Response will make recommendations for any revisions to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment’s Tasmanian Fruit Fly Strategy 2017-2050.

Written submissions for the review can be lodged until 31 May 2019.


 

Valuation Adjustment Factors

The Valuer-General has determined the land valuation adjustment factors for the 2019-20 rating year.


 

Bushfire recovery resources​​

Grant​​s and loans for bushfire business recovery -  Details can be found on the Business Tasmania website.

​Bushfire support for primary producers - Freight subsidies are available to assist primary producers

Bushfire impacts on primary producers - we would like to hear from you about the impacts of the fires on your stock, produce or infrastructure - Read our Bushfire Imp​​act Assessment flyer

Caring for Wildlife Affected by Bushfire - ​Tips for assisting bushfire-affected wildlife

 

 

Salmon industry growth plan​​

​The One Year Review of the sustainable industry growth plan for the salmon industry has now been released.

​Bushfire ​​​inf​​o​​​​rmation 

​​​For the latest information on bushfires please check fire.tas.gov.au.​

For information about closures within Parks and Reserves ​please check ​parks.tas.gov.au/closures​.​

 

 

 
Northern​ Tasmania fruit fly restrictions lifted


The Queensland fruit fly Control Area and Infected Area restrictions in northern Tasmania have been lifted
.

See Fruit Fly Latest News.


 



 

Ta​smanian Meat Industry Working Group​​ established

​​The Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group (TMIWG) has been established to look at short and medium term actions, as well as the long term strategy required to underpin a sustainable livestock industry.


 

2016-17 Tasmanian Agri-Food Scorecard now available​

​​The Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard 2016-17 has been released. The full report and a concise, four-page snapshot are available.


Marine farm planning proposals approved

Marine farm planning proposals have been approved for Storm Ba​y off Trumpeter Bay and Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay​.

 

Latest DPIPWE Corporate Plan

DPIPWE's Corporate Plan 2018-2022 is now available.


 


 


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