PREMIER BACKS FUTURES PLAN

The Government’s announcement of an investment of $300,000 over two years that will go towards realising the Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan is a boon for the region. The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) led the development of the Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan throughout 2018 with input from more than 100 key stakeholders. As well as detailing projects aimed at strengthening the region’s economy, the Futures Plan provides [...]

2020-01-17T13:50:41+11:00March 27th, 2019|

SCHOLARSHIPS AN INVESTMENT IN CRADLE COAST’S FUTURE LEADERS

The Cradle Coast Authority, along with Tourism Northern Tasmania, Destination Southern Tasmania, East Coast Tourism and the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, are honoured to again support the Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) of Tasmania Tasmanian Leaders Program scholarships. This is the second year the RTOs have joined forces with the Tasmanian Leaders Program (TLP) to offer I-LEAD scholarships to those in the tourism sector. “We’re excited to [...]

2020-01-17T13:52:19+11:00March 25th, 2019|

ENDANGERED SCRUBTIT FOUND ON KING ISLAND

Bird surveyors from ANU on King Island. Picture @swiftparrot A joint project between Cradle Coast NRM and BirdLife Australia, with the aim to learn more about two King Island threatened birds, has had an early win with a reassuring discovery. Cradle Coast NRM contracted ornithologists from Australian National University (ANU) to coordinate a survey to find out how many King Island Scrubtits and King Island Brown Thornbills [...]

2020-01-17T13:54:54+11:00March 19th, 2019|

CCA WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN REGIONAL WISH LIST

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) welcomes Federal Government investment in the region announced by Nationals Senator Steve Martin today. Tasmanian Nationals Senator Martin has pledged that the Australian Government will provide CCA with $4M to establish new or improved farm vehicle wash down and effluent dump facilities in Smithton, Burnie, Devonport and King Island. These facilities will allow farmers and truck drivers to wash down their equipment and, [...]

2020-01-17T13:57:28+11:00March 17th, 2019|

COASTAL SALTMARSH A CARBON SINK

Duck Bay Saltmarsh Research published in Nature today highlights the importance of Australian Coastal Saltmarsh wetlands for storing carbon, especially as sea levels rise. The Cradle Coast region has 35% of Tasmania’s Coastal Saltmarsh, and Cradle Coast NRM has recently applied for funding to help protect this critical threatened ecosystem from the threats that it faces – weed invasions, development, draining, grazing and reduced water quality. “Preserving coastal [...]

2019-07-23T09:34:01+11:00March 7th, 2019|