Environmental Services & Sustainable Agriculture Projects...

Some examples of Macquarie Franklin’s experience in this area are listed below.

 

Fire

  • Red Hot Tips – Planned burning on private land. State Fire Management Council. November 2013 – August 2016
  • Environment and Fire Management Plan Copping Refuse Disposal Site. Southern Waste Solutions, 2011
  • Recycled water and waste product management
  • Statewide soil monitoring and compliance auditing program for 34 recycled water schemes. TasWater (Southern Water), 2010 – ongoing
  • Annual soil monitoring programs for wastewater irrigation schemes, for various processors including dairy, aquaculture and vegetables – ongoing
  • Preparation of environmental management plans for processing operations and wastewater management, assist with regulator engagement, various clients including water authorities and processors including dairy, aquaculture and vegetables – ongoing
  • Management plans for land spreading of solid waste products from processing, various processors including dairy, aquaculture and vegetables – ongoing

 

Sustainable agriculture – producer discussion groups

  • Water for Profit project – facilitating two irrigator discussion groups in the Central Highlands and Southern Midlands aimed at improving knowledge and skills of group members of a range of irrigation topics. Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, 2015 – ongoing
  • Extension services to Clarence Recycled Water Scheme irrigation customers. TasWater (Southern Water), 2006 – ongoing
  • Coordinate Hamilton and Bothwell sustainable ag farmer discussion group activities. Derwent Catchment NRM and Australian Government, 2013–2015

 

Property management plans

  • Delivery of Farm Water Access Plans for various Tasmanian Irrigation Schemes. Tasmanian Irrigation, 2011 – ongoing
  • Review of shelterbelts for Sulphur Creek properties – provide practical recommendations on existing and proposed shelterbelts. Costa Group, 2014
  • Delivery of property management planning for farmer groups throughout the northern region. Individual soil, water and biodiversity plans prepared, plus coordination and delivery of workshop series. NRM North, 2007–2011
  • Best Practice Salinity Management Project – facilitated the development of Salinity Management Plans for over 40 farmers in Tasmania, followed by the roll out of incentives funding to assist with implementation of key on-ground activities identified in the plans, NRM North, 2009-2011

 

Climate Change

  • Farm300, Boosting livestock production efficiency and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions – National Coordinator. Meat & Livestock Australia, 2013 – 2015
  • Future Farm Landscapes, development of Carbon Story tool for Eyre Peninsula South Australia, Rural Solutions, 2012 – 2013
  • Making Good Better – understanding soil carbon, working with three producer groups across Tasmania, with soil carbon monitoring and demonstration trials. Australian Government, 2010 – 2012
  • Coordinator Climate Change Property Management Planning project, including developing of the Farm Carbon Story tool. NRM North, 2010 – 2011
  • Farm irrigation energy audits and four field day presentations on Irrigation Energy Efficiency. Dairy Tas and Dairy for Tomorrow, 2010

 

Environmental assessments and management plans

  • EPA Environmental Effects Report. GR & AM Whiteley, 2015
  • Brumbys Creek Weed Action Plan. Hydro Tasmania, 2014-2015
  • Baseline monitoring of burrowing crayfish for Sassafras Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme. Tasmanian Irrigation, 2011 – 2012
  • Understanding Phytophthora cinnamomi distribution and improving its management on private land. NRM North, 2011
  • Developed environmental accreditation system for wool growers (Sustainable Farms Tasmania). Roberts Wool Link, 2008–2010