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​​​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​.


​Whale S​​tranding - Strahan​

​Find the latest situation on the mass stranding pilot whales at Macquarie Harbour, on Tasmania's west coast. 

See Strahan Whale St​randing​.


​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 Timber Tasmania Website​.



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