Tamar River Recovery Plan Gets Boost

A re-elected Turnbull Government will invest $1.5 million for the Tamar River Recovery Plan Stage 2 under ‘the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program’.

This builds on the work completed under the Federal Government’s last contribution of $2.5 million for Stage 1.

“This funding will ensure that the vital work already completed in Stage 1 of the Tamar Recovery Plan is continued and extended,” said Federal Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic.

“Our local community in Launceston have seen the progress that has already been made, and I am pleased this important work will continue under a re-elected Turnbull Government.”

The Tamar River Recovery Plan Stage 2 will:

  • Improve the amenity of the Upper Tamar River and its tributaries by addressing water quality issues in the Tamar Estuary;
  • Reduce sources of sediment erosion to reduce siltation, remove sediment from the upper estuary by mechanical dispersion, and reduce harmful nutrients entering the catchment;
  • Promote increased economic activity and greater development in the river precinct, benefiting the people of Launceston.

‘The Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program’ will support local councils, community groups, environment groups and others to undertake revitalization, maintenance, management and improvement works at local parks, nature reserves, rivers, coastal areas and community facilities, and build awareness to reduce littering and marine debris.

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