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

CCA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CONVENE URGENT MEETING RE: SALEYARDS CLOSURE

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) and our Member Councils are very concerned by the news that the Quoiba saleyards are set to be closed and decommissioned by mid-2020. The reasons and the implications are not widely understood, therefore CCA and our Member Councils call on the Tasmanian Government to convene an urgent [...]

LITTLE PENGUINS DECLARED AS SENSITIVE WILDLIFE

IMAGE: RAELEE TURNER Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett has declared Little Penguins to be ‘sensitive wildlife’ and declared several areas in the state to be ‘sensitive areas’. In the north-west, the whole coastal strip from Don Heads to Burntwood Point at Wynyard, and the Stanley peninsula have been [...]

NEW REPORT PROVIDES KEY INFORMATION ON ENDANGERED KING ISLAND BIRDS

March 2019 King Island Scrubtit and Brown Thornbill Survey Results BirdLife Australia and Cradle Coast NRM (a part of the Cradle Coast Authority) are pleased to announce the release of the report on surveys for the critically endangered King Island Scrubtit and King Island Brown Thornbill. Undertaken by the Australian [...]

CCA TO CONTINUE IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL WORK

The Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) has been appointed as the region’s natural resource management service provider under the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program. Federal Environment Minister, the Honourable Sussan Ley MP, confirmed the appointment following a tender process conducted earlier this year. The Regional Land Partnerships program will deliver $450 million [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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