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Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct

The Tasmanian Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)​ with the University of Tasmania to create the new Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct based at Newnham alongside the University of Tasmania’s Institute of Agriculture. 

DPIPWE at Agfest 2021

​​DPIPWE is back in the paddock for Agfest 2021​ with an exciting array of displays!​

Learn about biosecurity, agriculture and water, parks and reserves, sustainability and more at the DPIPWE tent at site 827, Quercus Park, Carrick. 

Record Number of OBPs Begin Migration North​OBP logo

​​Almost 200 Orange-bellied Parrots​ have begun migrating north after breeding season at Melaleuca in the state’s south-west, the highest number since monitoring began in the early 1990s.​​

Rural ​​Water Use Strategy

The Tasmanian Government has developed the Rural Water Use Strategy​ to support the wise use of water and ensure that our freshwater resources are available to support the wide range of water uses and environments that depend on them as well as new opportunities for innovation and growth.


Cultural Burning​ Grants

Tasmanian Aboriginal commmunities are invited to​ apply for funding under the Government's ​Cultural Burning Grants Program. Applications close 12 noon 10 May 2021.​

​Wild duck hunting in reserves and on Crown land

Preliminary results of annual DPIPWE wild duck monitoring show duck numbers ​at levels within the range seen in recent years. 

  • in which reserves and other Crown land duck hunting is permitted this season
  • the advice received from Game Services Tasmania
  • a Statement of Reasons from the Secretary DPIPWE 

​​​​Draft Waste and Resource Recovery Bill

​Public comment is invited on ​the Draft Waste Resource and Recovery Bill. Submissions to be received by 12 March 2021.

Review into Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racetracks

The Tasmanian Government is conducting a review into Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racetracks​ to consider the adequacy of Tasmanian thoroughbred racetrack conditions, safety, standards, maintenance and inspections.

Recycling Modernisation Fund (Plastics) Grants Program ​​​​​

The Tasmanian Government is calling for proposals from proponents wishing to undertake capital investment in Tasmania to develop plastic recycling capacity. Applications under the Recycling Mo​dernisation Fund (Plastics) Grants Program​ ​​​​​are open until 12 February 2021.

Draft Biosecurity (SDN-1 Modified Organism) Regulations 2020

Public comment is invited on draft Bios​ecurity (SDN-1 Modified Organism) Regulations​ to control the release into the Tasmanian environment of SDN-1 modified organisms. Written submissions close 29 January 2021.

Tasmania's Research Farm Capacity Plan

​The Plan for Tasmania's Research Farm Capacity​ outlines the framework for how Tasmania's public research farms will be used to help deliver modern agricultural RD&E for Tasmanian farmers and agribusiness.

Strategic Industry Partnership Program

T​he first round of successful projects under the extended Strategic Industry Partnership Program​ has​ been announced. This program targets small grants on a co-investment basis to peak industry bodies and organisations in the agri-food industry sectors.​

New Agri-Food Industry Scorecard​​

​The 2018-19 Tasmanian Agri-Food Industry ScoreCard​ is now available. The ​ScoreCard measures and reports on the value and final market destinations of the state’s agriculture, food and beverage production​.

Draft TWWHA Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031

Public comment is invited by 24 December 2020 on the draft Tasmanian Wilderness World  Heritage Area Biosecurity Strategy 2021-2031​.

Wild Fallow ​Deer Management Plan - Public Information Sessions

A project to develop a Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan​ in underway.

Public information sessions are being held in November ​in Bothwell, Longford, Ulverstone and Brighton. The sessions are an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to provide the project team with feedback on the key issues for deer management in Tasmania.

Draft ​Rural Water Use Strategy 2020

​Public comments are invited by 16 December 2020 on the draft Rural Water Use Strategy.​ ​The Strategy will guide Tasmania’s future water management arrangements to ensure integrated, fair and efficient regulation of our water resources to deliver sustainable outcomes for rural water users, rural communities.​

Draft B​​est Practice Guidelines for Wildlife Rehabilitation 

The Department  is seeking comment on new Draft Best Practice Guidelines for Wildlife Rehabilitation. 

Submissions must be received by 10 December 2020.​

​Proposed Aboriginal and Dual ​Names 2020​​​

Submissions about the proposed 2020 tranche of proposed Aboriginal and Dual Names are open until 27 November 2020. 

​Proposed names can be viewed on the Placenames Tasmania website​ in the section, Advertisements.​​

​Annual Report 2020

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Annual Report 2020 was tabled in Parliament on 15 October 2020.

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

The twelve recipients of the Tasmanian Government's Dairy Energy Efficiency Program grants have been announced.​

​Great Forester Catch​ment Water Management Plan​

The Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan has been reviewed and a draft amended plan is available for public comment until 11 December 2020. A public meeting to discuss the draft amended plan and the process for making representations is scheduled for 3 November.

Find about more about the public meeting and the Draft Amended Great Forester River Catchment Water Management Plan​.

​Tassie Harv​est Jobs​.Take Your Pick.

If you are looking for work on a Tasmanian farm, or if you're an employer looking for farm workers, then check the ​​Tassie Harvest Jobs page for more information.​ Job seekers will find out what to expect, where to apply for jobs and about training opportunities. ​

Swift Parrot Management and Conservation​​​ 

The Public Authority Management Agreement between DPIPWE and Sustainable Timber Tasmania to seek to provide for the conservation, protection and management of listed taxa on Permanent Timber Production Zone land” can be found on the Sustainable Timb​er Tasmania Website​.

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