Team Clean crowdfunder – Tasmania’s most adventurous beach cleaners are asking the local community to help them protect Tasmania’s World Heritage beaches from a polluting wave of rubbish. Team Clean have just launched a Pozible crowdfunder to help cover the costs of this year’s 100% volunteer-run not for profit expedition. “We’re committed to cleaning up tens of thousands of pieces of toxic rubbish that are washing onto our World Heritage beaches, polluting ancient middens, choking our oceans and killing precious marine life and sea birds,” said cleanup coordinator Matt Dell. Team Clean removed 112,117 pieces of toxic rubbish from the World Heritage Area on the 2018 expedition and, since 1999, this dedicated team have collected, counted and sorted well over half a million items of marine debris.

Legana Primary – consultation has now commenced on a new $20 million primary school to service the Legana community. The new learning facilities will cater for 350 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. To assist in the consultation, a Get Involved campaign has been launched providing an opportunity for the community to shape their local schools and communities. You can also go straight to the survey.

buses and health – Menzies Institute for Health Research has launched a world-first study and needs more participants in southern Tasmania. The study will test whether increased bus use means people are more active with the aim of helping more Tasmanians lead healthier lives. Everyone involved – you need to be over 18 – gets Metro Greencard credits. See the Trips 4 Health page for details.

Hydro grants – applications are now open for Hydro Tasmania’s 2020 Community Grant Program, with up to $5,000 available to not-for-profit groups state wide for projects that help to make their communities more resilient and empowered, which can mean many different things to different people. Now in its fourth year, the Program has provided 20 grants throughout Tasmania covering everything from music, dance, historical preservation, healthy eating and mental health initiatives. Applications for the 2020 Community Grant Program close at 5pm on 31 March.

North Hobart access consultation – Hobart City Council is asking businesses, residents and visitors how access to North Hobart can be made easier and what people expect when they get there. If you’re ready to roll you can go straight to the survey which is available until 29 February.


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