Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme

11 Jul 2017

The Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme (ALRS) nomination process closed on the 31st of March, 2017.  The program was well subscribed with a total of 172 nominations received.

Following the deadline for submission, nominations were collated and forwarded to the Department of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) for assessment and consideration for funding.

DPIPWE is currently in the process of finalising its review of all nominations, and plans to contact each nominee soon.

Further Information Regarding Riverine Restoration

Working Near Waterways, (EDO Tasmania) is designed to help you work out what legal obligations may apply to your proposed activities, how you can meet those obligations, and where you can find out more information. To download a copy of the guide, click here or to go to their website click here.

The Waterways and Wetlands Works Manual, (DPIPWE) provides environmental best practice guidelines for undertaking works in these sensitive areas. Guidelines are available on practical strategies to minimise environmental harm when undertaking works on waterways and wetlands in Tasmania. To download a copy of Construction Practices in Waterways and Wetlands manual click here or to go to the DPIPWE website for more information click here.

Having healthy riparian vegetation is the most cost effective and sustainable long term mitigation option when it comes to preventing riverbank erosion. To download a copy of Revegetation Projects, Best Practice Guide for Tasmania click here.

Guidelines for riparian fencing in flood‐prone areas have been developed to assist land managers to minimise future flood damage. The guidelines help to select the most appropriate fence type, design, location and building technique. To download a copy of the full document click here.

If you have nominated works on Crown Land you are advised to contact staff at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on 03 6233 6413 or by email at cls.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au for advice on works.

Work activities under the scheme have the potential to impact Tasmanian Threatened Species. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that any works you undertake are not in breach of either the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 or the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Please contact staff at the DPIPWE on 03 6165 4340 or by email at ThreatenedSpecies.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au for advice. Further information is available at www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au.

Work activities under the scheme have the potential to impact Aboriginal Heritage. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that any works you undertake are not in breach of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Relics Act 1975. Please contact staff at the DPIPWE on 1300 487 045 or by email at aboriginal@heritage.tas.gov.au for advice. Further information is available at www.aboriginalheritage.tas.gov.au.

Fact Sheets

Riparian Revegetation - Riparian revegetation is undertaken to re-place riparian vegetation lost through erosion, clearing and grazing. To download a copy click here.

Rock Beaching - (also known as rock revetment) involves the placement of quarried, angular rock (rip rap) against a stream bank to prevent further erosion of the bank in the medium term. To download a copy click here.

Timber revetment - (also known as log revetment) involves the place-ment of timber on a stream bank with the objective of preventing bank erosion over the medium term. To download a copy click here.

Flood Fencing - Guidelines for riparian fencing in flood‐prone areas have been developed to assist land managers to
minimise future flood damage. The guidelines help to select the most appropriate fence type, design, location and building technique. To download a copy click here

Background

The ALRS assists flood-affected landowners and communities through funding projects aimed at rehabilitation of land and stream systems damaged as a result of the June 2016 floods. The focus of the program is to restore the capacity of the primary production sector and reduce impacts of future floods on productive land.

The scheme was open to landowners and communities in the twenty local government areas affected by the June 2016 flood. (Break O'Day; Burnie; Central Coast; Central Highlands; Circular Head; Derwent Valley; Devonport; Dorset; George Town; Glamorgan-Spring Bay; Huon Valley; Kentish; Latrobe; Launceston; Meander Valley; Northern Midlands; Southern Midlands; Waratah-Wynyard; West Coast; West Tamar).

The scheme targets private property and adjacent areas that have suffered physical damage as a result the floods or areas where future flooding may present a risk to primary production.

Should you require further information about the ALRS scheme, please contact the ALRS team on 1300 043 116 or email ALRS@nrmnorth.org.au

Supported by
  West Tamar CouncilTasmania - Explore the possibilitiesLaunceston City CouncilWest Tamar CouncilMeander Valley CouncilGeorge Town CouncilNorthern Midlandsflinders council logoBreak O'day Council

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