Tamar Action Grants

The Tamar Action Grants program provides funding for landholders to exclude stock from waterways in the Tamar Estuary and Esk River catchments through on-ground works and installation of infrastructure.

Background

As part of the River Health Action Plan – Catchment Works Program, Tamar Action Grants are available to support eligible landholders to improve waterway health, by restricting stock access to waterways and improving effluent management on dairy farms.

Projects can be staged over the five year life of the program and can include multiple sites. Eligible activities are those identified by the Launceston City Deal as providing significant potential improvements in water quality in the kanamaluka/Tamar, such as:

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Priority areas for Tamar Action Grants

Applications & Priority Areas

The program will run for five years (to June 2024) and is expected to involve a large percentage of grazing farmers and the majority of dairy farmers in the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers catchments, including the Meander, North Esk, kanamaluka/Tamar, South Esk, Lake River, Brumbys and Macquarie.

NRM North is currently looking for expressions of interest from landholders in Priority Areas 1 & 2.

Applications demonstrating a higher level of co-contribution will be prioritised in the cost-benefit assessment, where projects are ranked with consideration of their likely impact on the targeted reduction and value for investment.

To apply, please call NRM North to record your interest in the Tamar Action Grants program. An NRM North Catchment Coordinator will contact you to arrange a site visit and to discuss the application process.

To submit an application for funding to make effluent system upgrades, or to register for $1,500 towards engaging effluent designer, see the resources below.

Next assessment closing date: 29 May 2020.

Contact us to register your interest.

Legal Resources

Working Near Waterways outlines legal obligations, how to meet those obligations, and where to find more information click here

You should conduct an Aboriginal Heritage Property Search as part of your project. It is a quick and easy online search tool just click here to begin the search.

If you have proposed works on Crown Land you are advised to contact staff at DPIPWE on 03 6233 6413 or via email . For online information click here

It is the landholder’s responsibility to have all of the correct permits and approvals before undertaking any works along a river. Make sure you contact your Local Government Authority prior to starting works. For a list of council contacts click here

To download a Statutory Declaration click here for more information on who can sign a Statutory Declaration click here.

Partners

This project is supported with funding provided by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments through the Launceston City Deal and the Australian Government Tamar Estuary River Health Grant.

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Partners

This project is supported with funding provided by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments through the Launceston City Deal and the Australian Government Tamar Estuary River Health Grant.

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