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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 [...]

2020-01-17T15:45:09+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 [...]

2020-01-17T13:14:24+11:00January 16th, 2020|

NEW REPORT PROVIDES KEY INFORMATION ON ENDANGERED KING ISLAND BIRDS

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 endangered, yet least well studied, birds. “This project has given us [...]

2020-01-17T10:25:57+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

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. Rice Grass (Spartina anglica) is an invasive estuarine weed that competes with native estuarine and saltmarsh vegetation, [...]

2019-12-19T10:30:44+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 [...]

2019-12-24T12:30:52+11:00December 18th, 2019|

CREATING A HOODED PLOVER STRONGHOLD ON THREE HUMMOCK ISLAND

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 rubricollis, a priority threatened species, on Three Hummock Island. Activities are designed to [...]

2019-12-18T17:59:13+11:00December 18th, 2019|

GIANT FRESHWATER CRAYFISH RECOVERY

Summary: This project will protect and improve priority stream habitat for the highly valued and vulnerable Giant Freshwater Crayfish. Working with landholders to establish conservation agreements and undertake riparian protection and rehabilitation works, the project will increase the area of the species range that is protected from further habitat loss and degradation. Project Description: Focusing on four discrete project areas critical to the ongoing survival of Tasmania’s iconic, [...]

2019-12-19T09:05:12+11:00December 18th, 2019|

PROTECTING OUR PRODUCTIVE SOILS

Summary: This project will engage and support farmers to build capacity to better manage hillslope erosion on mixed cropping farms and soil acidification on intensive grazing enterprises. The project will utilise awareness-raising and capacity-building workshops, demonstration trials on commercial farms, and one-to-one farmer support to achieve practice change on the ground and improve the sustainability of natural resource management across our productive landscapes. Project Description: This project is [...]

2019-12-18T18:00:32+11:00December 18th, 2019|