Farmers and landholders, Sorell/Tasman, Stories

Matt Dunbabin – two years on from the Dunalley bushfire

Following the 2013 bushfires in south east Tasmania, the Upper Derwent Valley and the Central Highlands, NRM South implemented a major Bushfire Response and Recovery Program to support those farmers whose properties had been burnt. One of these farmers was Matt Dunbabin of Bangor, near Dunalley. The family’s property was


Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Stories

Bushfire grants a fresh start for farmers – 2013

Recovering from bushfires of the scale and intensity we saw in southern Tasmania in 2013 was always going to be a long, hard slog for farmers who lost fencing, stock, pasture, sheds, machinery and crops, particularly for people in regions that have suffered fire more than once over two years. In 2012,


Farmers and landholders, Sorell/Tasman

Farmers continue to rebuild more than a year after bushfire

At the end of 2012 and into 2013, Tasmania’s terrible bushfires affected farmers and landholders in the Derwent Valley, Tasman Peninsula and Sorell as the fires threatened their homes and impacted on their livelihoods. We were proud when the rest of Tasmania responded. But for farmers, whose properties were burnt