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PROJECT OFFICER Dr Tom O'Malley Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator E: tomalley@cradlecoast.com T: (03) 6433 8432 For more information about our team, click here. CCA will develop an online module providing information and options to farmers to assist managing primary production under a changing climate. This new module will sit within an existing online property management planning program, and provide valuable information in this key area agricultural systems [...]

2021-10-27T11:37:15+11:00March 2nd, 2021|


PROJECT OFFICER Spencer Gibbs RLP Program Manager E: sgibbs@cradlecoast.com T: (03) 6433 8436 For more information about our team, click here. This project is conducting important bird surveys on King Island, to improve our understanding of the distribution and habitat requirements of the critically endangered King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill. These two birds are among the five Australian bird species considered most likely, in [...]

2021-09-08T15:53:29+10:00March 2nd, 2021|


PROJECT OFFICER Anna Wind Environment Project Coordinator E: awind@cradlecoast.com T: (03) 6433 8449 For more information about our team, click here. Check out the LITTLE PENGUIN TOOLKIT A new citizen science-based toolkit was recently launched by Minister for Primary Industries and Water the Hon. Guy Barnett and Cradle Coast Authority CEO, Daryl Connelly. Funded by the Tasmanian Government and developed by CCA’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) team, [...]

2021-03-03T08:40:26+11:00February 22nd, 2021|

Reimagining our ageing workforce

Everyone has a role to play in the system reset. How we work through this may depend on the way we interpret our social currency and adopt new strategies to rebuild. It will be crucial to ensure that we create a strong community and a strong affiliation with the consumers of our brand as we reboot, and ideally, this should start locally Prior to COVID-19, each day was routine [...]

2020-09-15T14:41:14+10:00September 15th, 2020|

Happy productive Coasters

As I reflect on my first two weeks in the job, I am struck by the potential of Cradle Coast Authority and our partners to develop a unique integrated model for sustainable economic development. A model which can enrich the region greatly, attract future investment and meet the twin needs of our economic development and natural resource management. Australia is a signatory to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) [...]

2020-09-15T14:37:21+10:00September 15th, 2020|

The transformative power of education 

‘I never thought University was for me, but I gave it a go because a mate of mine had done it’, is a statement I often hear from the students I teach. I am fortunate to work as a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Campus with students of all ages and from different paths of life. Here on this campus educational journeys often become [...]

2020-09-15T14:42:32+10:00September 15th, 2020|

Reimagining the Bass Strait crossing

Dad recently suggested that the Spirit of Tasmania vessels docks on the “wrong” side of the Mersey River, and he’s right. Too many cars turn left upon exiting East Devonport onto the highway, many without even spending a dollar until they hit Elizabeth Town or Launceston. The Tasmanian Government recently announced that the next Bass Strait ferries will be built in Australia, and that’s great. Wouldn’t it really be [...]

2020-08-28T10:39:13+10:00August 28th, 2020|

Reimagining the role of education

Using the distinctiveness of ‘place’ to enrich learning is not a new idea. A Tasmanian school inspector, Richard Davis, in 1927 noted that ‘Their own playground, the neighbouring hills and level spaces, the coast line, the little stream and pool, the long and short days, the heat of summer and cold of winter, the wet wind and the dry one - are all starting points from which the child, [...]

2020-08-28T10:36:07+10:00August 28th, 2020|

Tasmanian Made Wind Turbine Towers

The economic outcome of renewable energy projects in the Cradle Coast isn’t always obvious. Some people wonder how the local community and the region benefit when global companies install internationally made metal wind turbines and export power to mainland Australia. Others wonder whether there are any local jobs and ask how we can make the most of this new industry. There are many benefits being proposed by both wind and [...]

2020-10-29T15:18:53+11:00August 13th, 2020|

Growing local

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and the enforced lockdown, some green shoots of hope are appearing which are providing some real opportunities for our region.  One of these is to build on the increased interest in growing our own food. We humans have always turned to our own resources in times of crisis and older members of our community may even remember the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign [...]

2020-08-07T09:48:32+10:00August 7th, 2020|