Key projects on Circular Head Council’s priority list will become a reality thanks to $4.8m in grants from the Nationals in Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin has announced.
$2m will go towards an AgriTas Robotic Dairy Development at the Duck Rivers site. This involves the development and construction of a commercial and educational robotic dairy farm, utilising world best technology to create new commercial insights into dairy and farm management. The project will highlight and demonstrate the commercial realities of agriculture and dairying and provide significant public training. Development includes farm improvements, dairy shed, yards and VMS Robotics, automatic calf rearing system, irrigation and bore system, plant, dairy herd and followers.
$2.8m will go towards the Heritage Centre, Visitor Centre and Café development project also at the Duck River site, which includes the development and construction of purpose built heritage centre, visitor information and cafe as part of the Duck River Meadows Development. It will include building of museum display hall, tourist foyer, collection storage, static and interactive, interpretive and display and fit out, commercial kitchen and dining.
“I visit these communities, listen to what locals want and go and fight for them in Canberra. It is great news that Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has agreed to release the money.”
“It is all about my agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”