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TAMAR SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO 2018 Prospectus & Application Forms

The Partnership Prospectus is out for partners and exhibitors to join in on Tamar NRM’s  inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo held on October 13, 2018 at Albert Hall, Launceston. We are also seeking speakers and workshop presenters.

The Expo will build on the success of our 2017 Sustainability Energy Expo which attracted over 1,100 people to that venue.

Register your interest in the event as an Expo Partner, Exhibitor Partner, Venue Partner, Media Partner or help out on the day as a volunteer.

And we can create a partnership program that is tailored to your needs.



Contact: Gabrielle Stannus,
Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator
[email protected]
Mob. 0400 431 277


Then fill out the relevant forms below:

Exhibitor Application Form

Sponsorship Agreement Form

Terms & Conditions

Presenter Application Form


George Town Coastal Communities Management Group Meeting

George Town Coastal Communities Management Group

The George Town Coastal Communities Management Group is the key driver and network for the coastal communities of Hillwood through to Bellingham and those with an interest are invited to attend the next meeting. The Group would appreciate hearing about any new works or initiatives you have in mind. Tamar NRM will play an enabling role.

The next meeting is be held:

Where: Tam O’Shanter Golf Club
Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Time: Meeting 10.30 am – 12.30
Lunch (provided): 12.30 – 1.30 pm

RSVP for catering to [email protected] or 0438 642 112 by Friday 13th April.

Who: Coastal Communities of Bellbuoy Beach, Beechford, Low Head, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Hillwood, Weymouth and Bellingham, George Town Council, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Crown Land Services and Tamar NRM. Greens Beach and Kelso Groups (standing invitation).

Agenda Items

  • New Landcare Groups (Introduction).
  • Ongoing Activity Agreement.
  • Implementation schedule  – Signing off on ongrounds works.
  • (Lulworth, Weymouth and Beechford all have agreements, outlining projects they wish to achieve).
  • Pipers River Erosion Project (update by the Task Force).
  • Interpretation signage renewal.
  • George Town Council – Coastal Action Plan funding aquitted.

Followed by Lunch and networking.

The Action Plan is a non-statutory document that aims to preserve the natural values of the George Town coastal region by addressing management issues in a coordinated and systematic manner. This Plan covers the Coastal Reserves, Recreation Reserves and some areas of unallocated Crown Land in the coastal areas of Bellbuoy Beach, Beechford, Low Head, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Hillwood, Weymouth and Bellingham.

The Plan, Action Plan update and Summary Document are all available off the Tamar NRM website under the “Reports” Tab.

Enquiries: Ian Sauer (Working Group Chairman) 0407 046 346

Pasture Demonstration – Blessington Field Day


Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar PDS Consultant)
Ian Dickenson (“Elverton” Pastoral Pty. Ltd.)
Iain Bruce (Agronomist with T.P. Jones)

Click HERE for full poster


Tea and Coffee from 10am

10.30 Overview of the producer demonstration site at “Elverton” Pastoral Pty. Ltd. (Greg Lundstrom/Eric Hall)

10.45 Tour of “Elverton” – See Established Pasture species and MLA Pasture Demonstration Sites Pasture Species (Ian Dickenson, Eric Hall and Iain Bruce)

12.30 Lunch (provided)

1.00 The Agronomists view (Iain Bruce)

1.30 Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (Ian Dickenson)

2.00 Group discussion/Producers’ questions (emailed prior or from the participants on the day)

3.00 Finish.


Bookings: [email protected] or phone Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310 or Mob 0438 642 112.

The Tamar Valley Pasture Demonstration Site Project with MLA presents, via demonstration, pasture species/cultivars and innovative grazing management practices, evidence that the profitability of the red meat supply chain can increase by at least 10 per cent.

Growing the Growers TAMAR VALLEY UPDATE

Finding your niche – New opportunities for native produce


When: Thursday 8th, 2018
Where: Tailrace Centre 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, Launceston.
Time: 8.30 – 4.30

Subsidised Cost: $45  (plus booking fee).
Bookings essential: contact Greg Lundstrom on [email protected] or 0438 642 112.

Australian Native Foods & Botanicals (ANFAB) and Tamar NRM are bringing together growers, aspiring growers, chefs, wholesalers, retailers and boutique producers.

At this event, speakers will showcase the exiting developments and possibilities of the burgeoning native food and botanicals’ sector as well as exploring niche markets. The day will include a farm visit to Bronzewing Farm (native pepper producer) in the morning and speakers at Tailrace in the afternoon. See below for the program.

Meet at Tailrace, Riverside at 8:30am, bus leaves 9:00am sharp.


The Tamar Pasture Improvement Demonstration Project Survey

The Tamar Pasture Improvement Demonstration Project Survey

Congratulations Brian!


The draw for the Green Tractor was conducted at Mowbray Office on 7th December. The winner is Pipers River Farmer Brian Baxter. It may be a bit small to help with this year’s hay and silage, but will look great under the Xmas tree!

The survey remains open and we encourage others to participate until March 2018. Available online, via phone or post.

Click on the Survey Link:


2018 Ragwort Raids

2018 Ragwort Raids

Call for Volunteers

Link to Poster


East Tamar When: Saturday 20th January 2018

Where: Meet at Pipers River Fire Station – 9 am -12 pm

BBQ Lunch provided

Launceston Area  When: Saturday 20th January 2018 & Tuesday 23rd January

Where: Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street – 9 am -12 pm

BBQ Lunch provided on Saturday only (at Piper’s River Fire Station)

West Tamar When: Sunday 21st January 2018

Where: Meet at Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road – 9 am -12 pm

BBQ Lunch provided

You will be provided with all the safety gear and instructions.

All Volunteers to Contact

Jayne Shapter

0447 944 377

for information and registrations




Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit

by Rowan Reid, Forest Scientist and the owner of the Bambra Agroforestry Farm. Publisher: Melbourn Books

“Encouraging landholders to plant and manage trees for conservation and profit”

AVAILABLE for $50 per copy from Tamar NRM.

This beautiful hard cover book has 15 chapters focusing on different high-quality timber species that Rowan grows on his own farm. These include the local Australian Blackwood and Mountain Ash, low rainfall native timber species like Red Ironbark and Spotted Gum, sub-tropical natives such as Sydney Blue Gum, Silky Oak, River Sheoak and Australian Red Cedar, and exotics including Coast Redwood, English Oak and Poplar.

Rowan uses these species to explore the fundamentals of tree growing and timber production and includes references to more than 100 timber species that Australian farmers could grow. Rowan highlights how, in almost every case, trees grown for timber can also provide soil conservation, biodiversity, agricultural and aesthetic values.

In October, Tamar NRM sponsored Rowan to come back to present on his 30 years as a tree grower.

AND . . . . We have a limited number of copies of his new book signed by Rowan Reid.

Also available from Petrarch’s Bookshop in Launceston.

More Information from Rowan’s Facebook Page: