NEWS2019-09-02T11:10:27+11:00

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR APPOINTED TO OVERSEE NEW, HIGH POWERED GROUP

Distinguished education professional, Sheree Vertigan AM, will chair a new high powered group being established to boost economic development in the region. The appointment was made by the Cradle Coast Authority’s (CCA) owner representatives, following a rigorous selection process.The Regional Economic Development Steering Group is an initiative of the Regional Futures Plan, developed and [...]

AWARD WINNING ENTREPRENEUR TO ASSIST WITH FUTURES PLAN

Daryl Connelly and Carol Bracken Award winning entrepreneur, Carol Bracken, will join the Cradle Coast Authority in a role funded by the Tasmanian Government to assist with implementation of the Regional Futures Plan. Completed by the Cradle Coast Authority in December, the Futures Plan provides the blueprint for an ambitious new approach [...]

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY BACKS CRADLE COAST ECONOMY

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) welcomes Swinburne University of Technology’s plans to fund a PhD scholarship which will support the Regional Futures Plan. Based at Burnie with visits to Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus, the scholarship recipient will work with Swinburne’s Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and CCA to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with [...]

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR NEW ROLE TO HELP SHAPE REGION’S FUTURE

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) is seeking applications for the Chairperson of a new Regional Economic Development Steering Group (REDSG) which will oversee implementation of the Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan. The Chairperson will also become a Director of the Cradle Coast Authority. This new approach has received strong support from state and local [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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