Government announces additional funding to improve waterways

06 February 2023

The Rockliff Liberal Government is continuing to work with DairyTas and the agricultural sector to improve the health of Tasmania’s waterways.

The Cows out of Creeks program delivered by DairyTas is providing further grants to assist landholders to protect and improve water quality by removing cattle from waterways.

Primary Industries and Water Minister Jo Palmer said the Rockliff Liberal Government was providing an additional $100,000 as part of the 2020-21 Accelerating Agriculture commitment.

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“This additional funding means 25 grants valued up to $5000 will be available to approved projects,” Minister Palmer said.

“Our Government recognises the importance of Tasmania’s waterways and that is why we are investing in the dairy industry to further protect the environment.”

Funding will assist farming landholders to improve water quality by removing cattle from waterways and substantial drains through the installation of:

  • Fencing
  • Stock crossings
  • Off-stream watering
  • Riparian planting (where fencing work is also undertaken)

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The funding is managed and administered by DairyTas with support by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania.

Applications can be submitted online by 30 March. For more information, email or call DairyTas on 03 6432 2233.