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Update on the stock underpass program

The State Government has been working with the TFGA and DairyTas, as well as farmers and councils, to develop a practical approach to the issue of cattle crossing public roads.

Funding of $750,000 has been allocated over two years for the Stock Underpass Pilot Program, which will allow farmers to access funds as a contribution to the overall cost of installing an underpass.  The program will provide grants up to one third of the cost of construction of ​an underpass, up to a maximum grant of $50,000.

The Government has already developed a set of standard drawings for a modular stock underpass system to eliminate most of the design costs.  These modular components can now be bought directly from pre-cast concrete fabricators in Tasmania. 

Applications for the pilot program must be submitted and assessed before construction commences.  

For further information, visit the DPIPWE website.

(From TFGA Fast News)