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Launch of Plastic Free July


Support Plastic Free Launceston as they launch Plastic Free July with a morning tea at TasTAFE Drysdale

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10:30 am

Drysdale Restaurant

93 Paterson St, Launceston

Cost: $10

Join MC Jo Palmer and speakers from Plastic Free Launceston and Launceston City Council

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Be part of the solution!



RSVP by Friday 29 June to [email protected]

Plastic Free Launceston is a working group of Tamar NRM


A night of food and nutrition, waste minimisation, future directions, and meet our Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator

When: Thursday 12th July, 2018, 6.00 – 8.30 pm

Where: Windsor Park Community Hall, Windsor Community Precinct, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside TAS 7250

Full Information on Poster – Click Here

  • Refreshments and sustainably sourced food fare supplied
  • Excellent Presenters on Sustainability
  • Strategic Directions
  • Locavore Challenge
  • Free Event

Please RSVP by Friday, 6th July

(Limited places)

RSVP: [email protected]Office: 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112

Members of the public welcome

World Environment Day Community Tree Planting

Help Us Restore Green and Gold Frog Habitat for World Environment Day

Tuesday 5th June 11am to 2 pm

Come help Tamar NRM, City of Launceston and QVMAG improve habitat along the Tamar and learn about a frogs life.

There are plenty of trees and sedges to plant as well as other activities such as frog walks, water quality testing, looking for frog food and waterbug searches.

Come anytime between 11 am and 2 pm and stay as long as you like. This event is open to the whole community, is free and child friendly.

Wear closed in shoes and long pants (gumboots recommended).

Parking available at the playground at Tailrace.

For  more  information  contact  Gill Basnett,  Tamar NRM,   on    03 6323 3310 or [email protected]


Tamar NRMThe CHRISTOPHER STRONG  SUSTAINABILITY  GRANT  is open to any individual/school/community group undertaking a project in a Rural or Urban area.

Funding allocated for a project is up to $1,500.

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • The project’s contribution to sustainability in a rural or urban area(s);
  • The project’s relevance to the Tamar Region;
  • Verbal references provided by referees of short-listed candidates; and
  • The project must be completed within twelve months of receipt of funds.

Round Opens: 1st June, 2018

Closes: COB Friday, 10th August, 2018

Application Form

Click Here (Word Document)

TAMAR SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO 2018 Prospectus & Application Form

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.

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


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