Stock crossing program winner

Stock underpass program a winner

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Underpass: An example of a stock crossing.

Underpass: An example of a stock crossing.

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Guy Barnett says underpasses improve farm and road safety.

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Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister Guy Barnett has lauded the stock underpass program for improving farm and road safety.

Mr Barnett said the program, extended with $600,000 in the state budget, was a great example of helping both farmers and the wider community.

"Crossing cattle on roads is a significant issue for many dairy and livestock farmers and we have been working with the TFGA and DairyTas, as well as local farmers and councils, to develop a practical approach to address the issue," Mr Barnett said.

Tassie farmers can receive up to 33 per cent of costs to install a cattle underpass to a maximum of $80,000.

Gavan Griffin, Guy Barnett and Peter Griffin.

Gavan Griffin, Guy Barnett and Peter Griffin.

Mr Barnett said the government fully funded stock underpasses where a new road alignment split a property.

"Supporting and listening to Tasmanian farmers is a key part of our Agrifood plan to grow the sector ten-fold to $10 billion by 2050 and the latest Agri-Food scorecard shows our plan is working," he said.

The story Stock crossing program winner first appeared on The Advocate.

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