Program Partners & Management

The TEER Program collaborates with partners through two formal committees and several working groups.

Strategy and Partnerships Committee

The Strategy and Partnerships Committee is responsible for the management and direction of TEER and includes representatives from:

  • City of Launceston;
  • Northern Midlands Council;
  • West Tamar Council;
  • George Town Council;
  • Meander Valley Council;
  • Environmental Protection Authority;
  • Hydro Tasmania;
  • TasWater;
  • Department of Health; and
  • NRM North.
Sea Star on rock
Sea star. Photo Credit David Maynard.
Close up shot of Kelp
Close up of kelp. Photo Credit David Maynard.

Science and Technical Committee

Responsible for the best available science, evidence data and methodologies used by TEER and includes representatives from:

  • Bell Bay Aluminium;
  • South32 -TEMCO;
  • Dairy Tasmania;
  • Petuna Aquaculture;
  • University of Tasmania (IMAS);
  • City of Launceston;
  • Northern Midlands Council;
  • West Tamar Council;
  • George Town Council;
  • Meander Valley Council;
  • Environmental Protection Authority;
  • Hydro Tasmania;
  • TasWater;
  • Department of Health; and
  • NRM North.

The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce (TEMT)

The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce (TEMT) was established in April 2017 under the Launceston City Deal with an aim of identifying investments to improve the health of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary. As part of this work, the Taskforce was charged with delivering a River Health Action Plan by the end of 2017 to:

  • recommend priority government investments and policy actions;
  • include preferred options for mitigating the effect of the combined sewerage and stormwater system on the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary;
  • enable long-term oversight of the health of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary and its catchments;
  • identify measurable targets and accountability for meeting them over the life of the City Deal and the longer term;
  • build on the work of the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Partnership led by NRM North, including the 2015 Water Quality Improvement Plan; and
  • deliver annual reports to the Launceston City Deal Executive Board on progress towards targets.

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have jointly committed to funding the recommendations from the River Health Action Plan. A total investment of $95 million will be split in a 50:50 funding arrangement with work to be undertaken over a period of five years from 2019.

Two Old Wives swimming
Two Old Wives swimming. Photo Credit David Maynard.

Water Program & Projects

Water Program

Return to the Water Program.

TEER Program

Working together to protect, restore and enhance the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers systems from 'catchment to coast'.

Biological values of the TEER

Learn about what calls the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers home.

Managing stormwater in Northern Tasmania

Managing threats to water quality and ecological health that are linked to stormwater pollution.