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.
The grants are part of River Health Action Plan (RHAP) which identified pollutants coming from dairy, grazing and urban areas within the catchment. These land uses are the three largest contributors to pathogen loads in the greater estuary catchment and are also major controllable sources of nutrient and sediment loads.
In the dairying and grazing spaces, large benefits were identified from limiting stock access to streams to minimise input of faecal matter into tributaries, while improved effluent management practices in dairies and the implementation of riparian zones on grazing properties were also considered to have good potential for pathogen load reduction.
For more information and to express your interest in the program, contact NRM North on (03) 6333 7777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the Tamar Action Grants Funding Application Guidelines, click here.
Next Assessment Panel meeting date: 15th May 2019 (TBC)
Priority Areas are identified in the map below.
NRM North is currently looking for expressions of interest from landholders in Priority Areas 1 & 2.
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.