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RICE GRASS REMOVAL FROM THE RUBICON-PORT SORELL ESTUARY

PROJECT OFFICER Nick JamsonNRM Project Coordinatornjamson@cradlecoast.com For more information about Our Team, click here. 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 [...]

2022-07-14T15:17:52+10:00December 18th, 2019|

COASTAL SALTMARSH RECOVERY IN ROBBINS PASSAGE AND SURROUNDS

PROJECT OFFICER Fiona Marshall Agriculture Project Coordinator fmarshall@cradlecoast.com For more information about Our Team, click here. 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 [...]

2020-11-16T16:30:35+11:00December 18th, 2019|

CREATING A HOODED PLOVER STRONGHOLD ON THREE HUMMOCK ISLAND

PROJECT OFFICER Iona Flett Planning and MERI Coordinator iflett@cradlecoast.com For more information about Our Team, click here. 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 [...]

2020-11-16T16:32:18+11:00December 18th, 2019|

GIANT FRESHWATER CRAYFISH RECOVERY

PROJECT OFFICER Fiona Marshall Agriculture Project Coordinator fmarshall@cradlecoast.com For more information about Our Team, click here. 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 [...]

2022-07-28T09:55:39+10:00December 18th, 2019|

PROTECTING OUR PRODUCTIVE SOILS

PROJECT OFFICERAli DugandAgriculture Project Coordinatoradugand@cradlecoast.comFor more information about Our Team, click here. 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 [...]

2021-12-15T09:41:58+11:00December 18th, 2019|

REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT TRIALS

More jobs and better jobs for the Cradle Coast region. Working with Member Councils this project provided employability skills training to 70 jobseekers from the Cradle Coast Region, with 19 of them participating in work experience placements with Member Councils. Highlights and outcomes • Training and work placements completed. • Member Councils supported the project with work experience placements, training, and guest speakers. • Two participants gained employment [...]

2020-12-07T14:58:49+11:00August 12th, 2019|

COASTAL PATHWAY

COASTAL PATHWAY Covering approximately 110km, this continuous shared pathway once complete will provide outstanding infrastructure for our region and connect more than 85,000 residents between Wynyard and Latrobe. In addition to the continuous length there will be approximately 24km of additional shorter connecting links. In 2009, The Cradle Coast Authority, in conjunction with Safer Roads for Cyclists Tasmania, the co-operating local [...]

2022-03-17T15:03:17+11:00August 12th, 2019|

COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM NOW OPEN

The Communities Environment Program is funding small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. The Communities Environment Program aims to support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods, to recover and strengthen the environment [...]

2020-01-17T13:20:57+11:00August 9th, 2019|

REDUCING WINTER EROSION CRUCIAL FOR SOIL HEALTH

As we enter the final month of winter, the price our productive soils pay for being left unprotected during periods of heavy rainfall are again becoming evident. During the wetter months, there are extended periods where soil is left bare during fallow periods and crop establishment, presenting a high risk of soil erosion. Rills are visible in paddocks with little or no ground cover where downhill water movement [...]

2020-01-17T13:25:05+11:00August 9th, 2019|

NEW SCHOLARSHIP TO HELP BOOST REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON CRADLE COAST

The University of Tasmania and the Cradle Coast Authority have partnered to offer a new scholarship for research into the challenges and opportunities associated with regional economic development, innovation and  entrepreneurship. The scholarship provides funding of $105,000 over three years for a PhD candidate to be embedded within the Cradle Coast Authority, working on a project of regional significance that feeds into the Regional Futures Plan. The Regional [...]

2020-01-17T13:29:30+11:00August 1st, 2019|