The State Government is continuing to work with farmers and communities impacted by the June 2016 floods through the Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme. This scheme assists flood-affected landowners by funding projects aimed at rehabilitating land and stream systems, and providing protection for land and waterways from future floods.
Major works completed include bank reconstruction in Latrobe and Kimberley, with fence reconstruction and stabilising revegetation works also underway. Many other works are planned and set to begin in the drier months of spring and summer.
A partnership with NRM North to deliver the scheme has helped add value to the funds available and reflects the ongoing effort by communities, and organisations like regional NRM bodies and Landcare groups, to improve the resilience of river systems and land.
Funds have been made available to more than 180 landowners across the State, in 24 catchments and 20 local government areas, totalling $4 million. Additionally, more than 230 landholders received technical advice to assist them with flood damage.
Other funding for flood repair works has included more than $3.3 million provided in Flood Clean-up Grants and transport subsidies, as well as $2.15 million in disaster funding to restore areas of the Mersey-Dasher river system.
The Tasmanian Government has also funded a concessional loan scheme to assist primary producers and small businesses directly affected by the June 2016 floods.
(From Tasmanian Government media release - 23 October 2017)