edotasmania

EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania.  They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.

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Tasmania’s Marine Farming Regulatory Framework, and how to improve it

This article outlines some of the criticisms of the current Tasmanian system, reviews the regulatory frameworks in other marine farming countries, and recommends changes to move Tasmania towards a best practice model.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Improving-Tasmanias-Marine-Farming-Framework.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Rural Lands, Soil and Water Laws

Farming covers much of Tasmania’s land area and can have profound impacts on environmental quality. Rural industries use large quantities of chemicals and fertilisers and these are released directly into the open environment. Farming activities can have major impacts on water quality, soils and erosion and can pose a significant threat to remnant patches of native vegetation.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ELH-4th-edition-Chapter-10.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

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Protected Areas and Reserves

Much of Tasmania’s diverse natural assets, wilderness and stunning scenery is protected by a reserve system offering a range of reserve categories – national parks, State reserves, nature reserves, conservation areas, regional reserves, game reserves and nature recreation areas.  Each reserve type offers different levels of protection.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/haveyoursay/ongoing-opportunities/protected-areas-and-reserves/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Protected Areas

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Biosecurity Tasmania

Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public well-being, health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.  DPIPWE’s Biosecurity Tasmania is responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.

Organisation Address: 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 368 550

Web Address: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity-tasmania

Link Owner: Tasmanian Government

Also in: Farming

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Forestry Operations

Forestry activities in Tasmania are generally regulated under the following laws: Forest Practices Act 1985 – sets out processes for the development of the Forest Practices Code and assessment and regulation of forestry operations Forest Management Act 2013 – outlines Forestry Tasmania’s ongoing management responsibilities for State forest areas, road maintenance, setting wood production policy and entering into supply contracts Forestry (Rebuilding the

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/haveyoursay/ongoing-opportunities/forestry/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Forestry

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