Natural Resource Management
The Southern Midlands Council is committed to working in partnership with the community to encourage public awareness of the importance of Natural Resource Management.
The Southern Midlands Council has sought to promote the integration of agricultural management practices with environment conservation in order to achieve sustainable land management. This is being achieved through developing and supporting community natural resource management projects both at the group and individual level. The program also involves working with neighboring municipal councils, non government organisations such as the University of Tasmania, Greening Australia or the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, as well as State and Federal Government agencies. For a number of current projects, the partnership approach between Council and other relevant organisations is assisting to maximise opportunities to fulfill objectives.
The Southern Midlands Council is committed to the management of weeds within the Municipality and is working with landholders and other agencies to achieve positive outcomes. The Southern Midlands Weed Management Strategy was endorsed by Council in November 2017.
Current Staff employed
- Maria Weeding - Projects Officer & Manager Landcare Unit (part time)
- Helen Geard - NRM Facilitator (part time)
- Sandy Leighton - Weeds Officer (part time)