CURRENT PROJECTS

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NUMBER OF CURRENT PROJECTS

Coastal Saltmarsh Recovery in Robbins Passage and Surrounds

This project aims to improve the condition and long-term protection of the Coastal Saltmarsh Thretened Ecological Community by targeting the primary ecological threat to Rice Grass through brokering and establishing conservation agreements with landholders to maintain and protect saltmarsh on or adjoining their properties.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2020-2023

Constructing the Coastal Pathway

Jointly funded by the State and Federal Government along with Latrobe, Devonport City and Central Coast Councils the $14.4m Coastal Pathway extension project will see 21km of additional pathway built between Latrobe and Sulphur Creek between 2020 and March 2021.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal / State / Local Government
DURATION
2019 – 2021

Giant Freshwater Crayfish Recovery

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 rehabilitiation works, the project will increase the area of the species range that is protected from further habitat loss and degradation.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019-2023

Food Producers Network

This initiative will support start-up agritourism, food and drink business in the region. In partnership with new food business incubator, Seedlab Tasmania, CCA will support the delivery of a number of business bootcamps and masterclasses at Smithon, Devonport and between which will form the basis of a Food Producers Network.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Industry / Federal / Local Government
DURATION
2019 – ongoing

Protecting Our Productive Soils

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. This will achieve practice change on the ground and improve the sustainability of natural resource management across our productive landscapes.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019-2023

Regional Employment Trials

Working with Member Councils the project involves providing employability skills training to 70 jobseekers and one to two-week work placements with Member Councils. The project will also see Councils working together to streamline and improve recruitment and selection practices with a view to reduce barriers to employment.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019 – 2020

Creating a Hooded Plover Stronghold on Three Hummock Island

This project will protect the threatened beach-nesting shorebird species, the Hooded Plover, on Three Hummock Island by working towards eradication of feral cats from the Island, as well as controlling the invasive weed, Sea Spurge, and removing marine debris.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019-2023

Rice Grass Removal from the Rubicon-Port Sorell Estuary

This project will improve 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 the estimated 659 ha of Rice Grass in the Rubicon-Port Sorell Estuary through control and containment.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019-2023

Local Government School-based Apprenticeship (SBA) Program

Councils are looking to provide more jobs for young people and this program aims to make it easier for Councils, schools and young people to navigate SBAs. The project will increase the number of SBAs within Councils, help Councils understand benefits of SBAs and map SBAs to areas or current and future skills shortages.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
State Government
DURATION
2019 – 2021

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF)

Working with farmers, industry and community groups to promote sustainable agricultural practices.

FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019-2023

Implementing the Tasmanian Cat Managment Plan (TCMP)

This project supports the implementation of the TCMP through: developing and implementing awareness and education programs to improve levels of responsible cat ownership across the region, assisting Councils in the development of policies linked to the TCMP including the development of by-laws and development and implementation of compliance programs for the Cat Magnement Act along with training programs for Council officers.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
State Government
DURATION
2018-2021

Cradle Coast Future Energy Hub

A CCA and Industry Partnership established to showcase Cradle Coast’s future energy potential. The Hub will be a central place for industry participants to host community and industry engagement activities and a place for the community to learn about the range of renewable energy opportunities in our region.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Industry / State Government
DURATION
2019 – 2022

Little Penguin Conservation Project

The objective of this project is to increase public awareness of the threats to Little Penguins; to develop a community-based survey and monitoring program; and develop a structured framework to assess and mitigate threats to this species. This will provide an implementation pathway and the basis for land managers and community stakeholders to undertake a state-wide census of Penguins in Tasmania.

FUNDING PROVIDER
State Government
DURATION
2019

New Farm Vehicle Washdown and Effluent Dumping Facilities

This project will see the construction of modern washdown and effluent dumping facilities at Smithton, Burnie, Devonport and King Island for livestock transport and other vehicles.

FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019 – ongoing

King Island Future Leaders Program

This project aims to establish The Coasters on King Island and provide important career building and networking opportunities to hel King Islanders overcome some of the challenges of isolation to help them thrive in their community.
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FUNDING PROVIDER
Federal Government
DURATION
2019 – 2020

Kickstarting Energy Careers on the West Coast

In partnership with Beacon Foundation and Granville Harbour Wind Farm this project will provide West Coast students with the opportunity to engage with the renewable energy industry and partake in a two-day intensive project involving work-rediness education, mentoring and site tours. Beacon Foundation’s Growth Industry Preparation Programs promote Tasmania’s key industries to young Tasmanians and will help raise student, teacher and parent awareness of the growing career opportunitities.

FUNDING PROVIDER
Industry
DURATION
2020

Local Government Networking Program

In partnership with Local Government Professionals Tasmania, this initiative will deliver a series of professional development and networking events aimed at increasing collaboration and engagement amongst Council employees across the region.

FUNDING PROVIDER
Industry / Local Government
DURATION
Ongoing

Implementing the Regional Futures Plan (RFP)

The RFP provides a blueprint for a new way of doing regional economic development, backed by industry, government and the university sector it aims to boost regional growth and foster a more resilient economy, lifting the living standards of residents in the region.
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Regional Investment Framework (RIF)

As part of the RFP, the RIF provides a systematic approach to identifying and securing support for regionally significant projects. The REDSG will maintain a list of regionally significant projects, reviewed and published quarterly. The first list will be released in early 2020. The purpose of the list is for our region to speak with one voice in support of projects that will drive positive economic change.
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Regional Events Strategy

An initiative whereby Councils have joined forces to promote regional events. Regional events identified by the Regional Events Working Group (REWG) are marketed on behalf of Member Councils through CCA’s new-look website and its “Choose Cradle Coast” social media channels. The REWG also aims to deliver other initiatives aligned with the Regional Events Strategy.
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The Coasters

Hosted by CCA and sponsorsed by UTAS and CPA Australia, The Coasters was established in 2017 to “Connect. Inspire. Grow”. The network aims to connect like-minded aspirational young people who live and work on the Cradle Coast and wish to influence the region’s future. They share skills, knowledge and experiences to raise aspirations and improve access to career development and mentoring opportunities.
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Swinburne University Partnership

The MoU with Swinburne University’s Centre for Social Impact will see CCA support work to achieve social impact, providing an opportunity to work in and within the region, to create an inclusive, people-centred regional economy. The MoU arrangements also include: a co-funded PhD scholarship aimed at supporting the implementation of the RFP, and the establishment of a Centre of Social Impact within CCA’s premises.

LGAT Partnership

Aimed at strengthening Local Government and reducing duplication, by sharing information more freely, CCA and LGAT will work together to deliver training, events and other services to Councils.