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Cradle Coast Authority hosts Electric Vehicle Association meeting and launches new Electric Vehicle Charger.

On Wednesday, 29 January 2020, the Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) will host a group of electric vehicle enthusiasts, when the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) holds their bi-monthly meeting at CCA’s Burnie building. The meeting coincides with the launch of CCA’s Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, now available for public use in their carpark at 1-3 Spring Street, Burnie. CCA CEO, Daryl Connelly, said that [...]

2020-01-24T15:02:22+11:00January 24th, 2020|

CCA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CONVENE URGENT MEETING RE: SALEYARDS CLOSURE

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) and our Member Councils are very concerned by the news that the Quoiba saleyards are set to be closed and decommissioned by mid-2020. The reasons and the implications are not widely understood, therefore CCA and our Member Councils call on the Tasmanian Government to convene an urgent meeting with Roberts Livestock, our Regional Economic Development Steering Group, Mayors and other relevant stakeholders to [...]

2020-01-22T14:09:09+11:00January 22nd, 2020|

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The region’s Councils are looking to provide more jobs for young people through a project being managed by the Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) and supported by the Tasmanian Government. The Cradle Coast Authority School Based Apprenticeship Program is funded by the Australian Government under the $3.9 million North-West Tasmania Job Ready Generation Package. It will involve CCA taking on a coordination and support role aimed at making it [...]

2020-01-21T15:44:34+11:00January 17th, 2020|

LITTLE PENGUINS DECLARED AS SENSITIVE WILDLIFE

IMAGE: RAELEE TURNER Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett has declared Little Penguins to be ‘sensitive wildlife’ and declared several areas in the state to be ‘sensitive areas’. In the north-west, the whole coastal strip from Don Heads to Burntwood Point at Wynyard, and the Stanley peninsula have been declared 'sensitive'. In other parts of the state, Low Head and Bicheno have also been declared. [...]

2020-01-17T13:17:13+11:00January 17th, 2020|

CRADLE COAST AUTHORITY PARTNERS WITH BUSINESS INCUBATOR

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) has partnered with new food business incubator, Seedlab Tasmania, to support start-up agritourism, food and drink businesses in the region. The arrangement will see Seedlab Tasmania and CCA work together to deliver a number of business bootcamps and masterclasses at Smithton, Devonport and in between. The Seedlab Tasmania project funding supports most of the costs for start-ups to be involved in the [...]

2020-01-21T15:45:25+11:00January 16th, 2020|

NEW REPORT PROVIDES KEY INFORMATION ON ENDANGERED KING ISLAND BIRDS

March 2019 King Island Scrubtit and Brown Thornbill Survey Results BirdLife Australia and Cradle Coast NRM (a part of the Cradle Coast Authority) are pleased to announce the release of the report on surveys for the critically endangered King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill. Undertaken by the Australian National University’s Difficult Bird Research Group in March 2019, the surveys targeted two of Australia’s most [...]

2020-01-24T14:00:27+11:00January 13th, 2020|

CCA TO CONTINUE IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL WORK

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) has been appointed as the region’s natural resource management service provider under the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program. Federal Environment Minister, the Honourable Sussan Ley MP, confirmed the appointment following a tender process conducted earlier this year. The Regional Land Partnerships program will deliver $450 million of funding over five years. Around 200 projects have so far been funded under the program, [...]

2020-01-17T13:15:43+11:00December 19th, 2019|

RICE GRASS REMOVAL FROM THE RUBICON-PORT SORELL ESTUARY

Atlas of Coastal Saltmarsh Wetlands in the Cradle Coast region of Tasmania Summary: Improving the condition and the long-term protection of Coastal Saltmarsh and feeding habitat for migratory and resident birds, by targeting the primary ecological threat of Rice Grass through control and containment. Project description: This project will significantly reduce the estimated 659 ha Rice Grass-impacted area in the Rubicon-Port Sorell Estuary. [...]

2020-02-19T13:47:30+11:00December 18th, 2019|

COASTAL SALTMARSH RECOVERY IN ROBBINS PASSAGE AND SURROUNDS

Summary: Improving the condition and the long-term protection of the Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community by targeting the primary ecological threat of Rice Grass and through brokering and establishing conservation agreements with landholders to maintain and protect saltmarsh on or adjoining their properties. Project description: Robbins Passage – Boullanger Bay includes the largest wetland complex in Tasmania (28,000 ha) and provides habitat for the largest aggregation of migratory [...]

2020-01-24T13:51:13+11:00December 18th, 2019|

CREATING A HOODED PLOVER STRONGHOLD ON THREE HUMMOCK ISLAND

January 2020 Final Birdlife Australia Ltd Hooded Plover Baseline Survey Summary: This project will protect the threatened beach-nesting shorebird species, the Hooded Plover, on Three Hummock Island by working towards the eradication of feral cats from the Island, as well as controlling the invasive weed, Sea Spurge, and removing marine debris. Project Description: This project will create a stronghold for the Hooded Plover, Thinornis rubricollis [...]

2020-01-24T14:09:06+11:00December 18th, 2019|