Our vision is a thriving community and economy supported by a healthy natural environment.
The Derwent Catchment Project evolved from the Upper Derwent Landcare Group, which was established in 2002. Our group is run by a local board who are largely producers in the Derwent region.
The Derwent Catchment Project team delivers evidence-based practical on-ground programs that clearly reflect the core issues and management required to address sustainability and land degradation in the Catchment. We aim to provide a link between environmental sustainability and practical management and production-based systems.
- To empower and inspire the community to be involved in active land management across the catchment
- To facilitate community and industry innovation and investment in best-practice natural resource management
The Derwent Catchment Project has been growing in the region since 2015, building on the original formation of the Upper Derwent Landcare group in the ’90s. We are a community-driven organisation with the byline ‘Increasing productivity – restoring landscapes’, which reflects the core focus of our committee and its members.
DCP is an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporations Act 1964 (Tasmanian legislation). DCP is governed by a committee of management under its constitution, and currently has seven positions on the board (including Chair and Vice Chair). There is an expectation that the term limit of board members is capped at 12 years to support renewal and succession planning. DCP holds an annual general meeting each year at which members have the opportunity to review the organisation’s performance and ask questions of the committee. To obtain a copy of the DCP constitution or to enquire about membership please contact email@example.com
ABN: 532 305 711 21
Our project team is a mix of facilitators highly experienced in natural resource management and pasture management, on-ground works experts, and a full-time nursery manager to run our native plant nursery at Hamilton, where we grow 25,000 natives a year for revegetation and shelter-belt projects.
Our partners include a wide range of industry, NGOs, government and community organisations collaborating to make a difference on the ground.