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Working Groups

Tamar NRM is committed to the regional natural resource community by identifying and establishing effective Working Groups as and when required and assisting them achieve their goals by supporting them to: 

  • Foster community and environmental capacity building activities; 

  • Contribute effectively to improving, protecting and maintaining natural resource assets and values; 

  • Source funding and resources for priority projects and activities; 

  • Attract and maintain local community members and volunteer; 

  • Facilitate education through shared knowledge and skills development; 

  • Improve and increase awareness of NRM values in the regional area; 

  • Deliver education and training outcomes to community groups and schools; and 

  • Liaise with other groups and organisations with similar aims to complement their activities and avoid duplication. 

A Working Group receives:

  • A small annual financial contribution;

  • Public Liability Insurance as required;

  • Assistance to organise and facilitate events and activities;

  • Assistance from our Communications Officer to promote events; and,

  • Promotion through social media channels.

Yearly reports on the activities of the Tamar NRM Working Groups can be found in the Tamar NRM Annual Report

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Plastic Free Launceston

Plastic Free Launceston is dedicated to spreading the word about the impact of plastic pollution and the steps we can take to reduce the use of unnecessary and single-use plastics in our everyday lives.  


The group delivers workshops and presentations that can also be incorporated into other events with an environmental focus.

Chairperson – Trish Haeusler


Tamar NRM's Sustainable Community Working Group logo
Sustainable Community Working Group

The Working Group's Mission Statement is -

'Collaboratively working together to connect, educate and mobilise the Tamar Region with the aim to positively impact community sustainability - focusing on education, community, environment, health and wellbeing, and economy.'

The Group is continuously looking to improve its focus and tie in outcomes to its stated themes to see a truly sustainable community alive and thriving in the Tamar and Meander Valley regions. 


Tamar NRM 

Transition Tamar 

Plastic Free Launceston 

City of Launceston Council 

West Tamar Council 

George Town Council

Launceston Chamber of Commerce  

Read more about the Working Group Vision and its Sustainable Living projects here.


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George Town Coastal Communities Management Group
The George Town Coastal Communities Management Group is involved with various activities along the estuary and beach coastlines within the George Town municipality, such as clean-up events, weeds management and education.


Chairperson – Jason Orr

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Tamar Valley Weeds Working Group

The Weeds Working Group brings together practitioners from a number of organisations across the Tamar Valley who are interested and involved in weed management, including councils, government departments, community organisations and interested individuals. 

Meetings are held regularly to discuss weed management issues, share information, and co-ordinate weed management activities across the region.  

In 2022 the Weeds Working Group developed a new Tamar Valley Weed Management Strategic Plan 2022-26.

Contact – John Thorp

CALD Community Connections Working Group

The newly formed CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Community Connections Working Group is a group of migrants and refugees who are planning to engage with and learn about the natural environment in Tasmania and build connections with like-minded members of the local community. CALDCC members are planning to become involved in Tamar NRM activities and projects to give them experiences in the NRM world and help build skills and connections with the broad Tasmanian community.  

Contact – Nick Flittner

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