$1.8 Million Landcare Action Grants Program Now Open

$1.8 Million Landcare Action Grants Program Now Open

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett

Grants Now Open To Help Farmers Improve Land And Waterways

Victor P Taffa

Tasmania’s agricultural sector employs more than 7,500 Tasmanians and is worth $1.5 Billion at the farm gate.

Our produce is the envy of the world and we are building on our reputation with a target to grow the annual farm gate value to $10 Billion by 2050, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said.

“Hodgman Government is working with the sector and community organisations to protect this important industry and sustain the productive soils, farm land, rivers and other natural resources that underpin this important sector.” Minister Barnett said.

In partnership with the TFGA and Landcare Tasmania, a new $1.8 Million Landcare Action Grants Program is being made available to landholders, community groups and individuals to deliver practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture and river care activities.

Program sits alongside the $200 000 ‘Cows out of Creeks’ project which was announced in 2018 and the Government’s doubling of funding to Landcare Tasmania to $960 000 over 4 years and increased funding for Natural Resource Management to $4.2 Million over 4 years.

Investing in landcare helps protect Tasmania’s reputation for clean green food and agricultural products.

Abbreviations:

TFGA              Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association