Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund

The Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund (WAF) is a $5 million state government initiative, funded for five years from 2018-19. The funds provided by the WAF will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets.

The WAF seeks to:

  • provide a more strategic and targeted approach to tackling high priority weeds that affect agriculture and the environment;
  • improve the productive value of agricultural land and protect Tasmania’s natural values through removing the harmful effects of serious weed threats;
  • support landowners, local government and the broader community in tackling serious weeds with sustainable, long-term and effective actions;
  • ensure there is a strong, coordinated link between the different levels of government and the Tasmanian community in tackling serious weeds and the delivery of the WAF through the appointment of a Chair of the Weeds Action Fund; and
  • encourage the concept of “shared responsibility” for weed management and biosecurity in general and provide an opportunity for landowners to co-invest in removing the threat of serious weeds on their properties.

NRM North is pleased to have been selected to deliver Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Government’s $5M Weeds Action Fund. We will be working with our delivery partners NRM South and Cradle Coast Authority, with the Chair of the Weeds Action Fund, Ian Sauer, and with the Department of Primary Industry Parks, Water and Environment, to prepare for the first round of applications this spring.

Further information on the first round under Stage 2 will be coming soon.

Further information on the WAF can be obtained from: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au or contact NRM North on 03 6333 7777 or admin@nrmnorth.org.au.