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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Building a shed in Tasmania

This Fact Sheet covers the requirements for non-habitable buildings such as sheds, garages and carports, and larger farm sheds.

Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web Address: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/366191/Fact_Sheet_-_Sheds_and_similar_structures_-_Building_Act_2016.pdf

Link Owner: Department of Justice

Also in: Local Government , Planning & Development , Planning and Development

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Working Near Waterways

Many routine activities on farms and rural properties involve working in or near waterways:  moving woody debris after a flood, building a stream crossing for a driveway, revegetating eroding riverbanks or digging drainage channels.  Many laws are in place to manage the impacts of these activities. It is important to understand your legal responsibilities when planning any activity in or near a waterway, but the laws aren’t always

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/waterways/

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Water & Rivers

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Finfish Farming Environmental Regulation Act 2017

Since 1 July 2016, the Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been delegated responsibilities for managing environmental impacts of finfish farms under the LMRMA and MFPA. The Act creates direct regulatory powers under EMPCA, officially giving the EPA Director responsibility for environmental regulation of finfish farms.

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/Factsheet-Finfish-Farming-Environmental-Regulation-Bill-20171.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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Resolving building disputes

If you have engaged a builder to build or renovate your home, your builder must give you a Residential Building Consumer Guide explaining your rights and responsibilities.

Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web Address: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/building/disputes

Link Owner: Department of Justice

Also in: Consumer Law , Owning Property , Planning & Development , Planning and Development

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Mining and Quarrying

Tasmania is highly mineralised and has a rich mining history. But that history has come at a high price – the industry has left in its wake a legacy of serious pollution and degraded landscapes, most notoriously evidenced by the Queenstown hills and the heavily polluted Queen and King Rivers. Much has changed in the last 30 years in what

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-11.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Mining

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Fisheries and Marine Protection

Recent years have seen rapid changes to marine protection laws after a long history of neglect. Marine areas are used for many purposes and, because it is often difficult to clearly identify marine boundaries, protection laws are complex and administered by a wide variety of bodies and statutes.

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-9.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

Also in: Fisheries & Marine Farming

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