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SURVEYING THE REGION’S REEFS

Rocky Cape Lighthouse. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith Over the past 25 years, scientists from UTAS have regularly surveyed 30 shallow rocky reef sites along the Cradle Coast region’s coastline. Led by Dr Neville Barrett, the team detected changes in reef ecosystems which they believe are due to fishing pressure, climate change, and improvement in water quality (because of reduced industrial emissions near Burnie). Increases were observed in species that [...]

2019-07-17T00:51:15+10:00May 14th, 2019|

DARYL CONNELLY APPOINTED TO RDA TASMANIA COMMITTEE

Cradle Coast Authority CEO, Daryl Connelly, has been appointed to the RDA (Regional Development Australia) Tasmania Committee, along with Circular Head Councillor, Kate Ettlin. The appointments were announced by RDA Tasmania Chair, Professor Sue Kilpatrick. The RDA Tasmania Committee exists to providing independent advice to all three levels of government on critical issues affecting the region, and to stimulate economic and community development. “I am very pleased to join the [...]

2019-07-17T00:57:51+10:00April 15th, 2019|

CRADLE COAST REGION TO HOST NATIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION

The Cradle Coast Authority is delighted the Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC) will be held in the Cradle Coast region in October this year. Officially announced today by the ART Board, the ART Convention Committee and Convention Partner, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth, Devonport will be hosting the 2019 Convention from Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23. The ART convention is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals and [...]

2019-07-17T01:18:05+10:00April 1st, 2019|

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 the blueprint [...]

2019-07-17T01:31:07+10:00March 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 partner with [...]

2019-07-22T15:30:52+10:00March 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 are [...]

2019-07-23T09:29:16+10:00March 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, in the [...]

2019-07-23T09:17:51+10:00March 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+10:00March 7th, 2019|

LITTLE PENGUINS HAVE CRADLE COAST NRM’S SUPPORT

Cradle Coast NRM supported training for over 50 participants from 3 groups: Friends of Burnie Penguins, Friends of Lillico Penguins and Stanley WildS’cool. The volunteers are trained in interpretation and hear talks on the latest research, this time from a Phillip Island expert. Each Little Penguin breeding season, 2-3 volunteers are rostered on each night at Burnie and Lillico from September/October through to February/March. The Stanley group volunteer only at weekends. [...]

2019-07-23T09:39:48+10:00September 16th, 2018|

CRADLE COAST COASTAL PATHWAY

At the State Government’s $4.8M funding announcement in Ulverstone are (from left) Keith Price, Chair of the Coastal Pathway Steering Committee, CCA Chair Sid Sidebottom, Central Coast Mayor Jan Bonde, and Minister for Human Services, Minister for Housing, Minister for Planning Roger Jaensch. The Cradle Coast Authority secured funding from the State Government’s Trails and Bikeways Program at Sport and Recreation Tasmania to prepare a master plan [...]

2019-08-12T14:34:49+10:00July 24th, 2018|