Farmers in the Sorell Municipality can access support to manage weed issues related to drought, as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Weed Action Fund Drought and Weed Management Program. A small grants program is currently open to assist farmers impacted by drought to undertake targeted weed management of species that limit agricultural production.
This is part of a larger project which includes the drought affected municipalities of Break O’Day, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Southern Midlands and Tasman.
Contact Sorell Council Weeds Officer Oliver Strutt on 0407 352 479 to arrange a phone appointment to start your application.
The Sorell Council Drought Weeds Project has $30,000 available in total for grants, with expectations to support around 10 projects, funding approximately $2,500 each. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis until funding is expended with applicants required to contribute a minimum of 34% of total project costs.
Please read the Municipal Drought Weeds Grants 2020 – Guidelines and Eligibility, before filling out the Drought Weeds Grant 2020 Application Form.
Priority weeds with impacts pre and post drought include (but not limited to):
- Chilean Needle Grass
- Serrated Tussock
- St John’s Wort
- African Lovegrass
- Paterson’s Curse
Applications can be submitted via:
In Person: 47 Cole Street, Sorell
Mail: PO Box 126, Sorell TAS 7172
Please contact the Sorell Council Weeds Officer Oliver Strutt to discuss your project or for more information on the grants: 0407 352 479.Weed Management Drought Weeds Grants 2020 Municipal Grants Guidelines And Eligability (0.8 MiB) Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund Application Form (0.5 MiB)