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Nutrient and effluent management

Tasmanian effluent advice, services and contacts

DairyTas' Sustainable Dairying Adviser Rachel Brown, can assist with general queries and direct you to specific resources and people who can help you.  Phone Rachel on 0409 333 381. 

For technical assistance with design of effluent systems, contact the accredited Effluent Designers below. There is no legal requirement to use one of these designers, but they have completed the industry training and have access to the Effluent Design Toolkit software, which is useful for correctly sizing storages, stone traps and other design features.

Accredited effluent designers
Current at April 2020
Please contact designers directly for quotes. Most work statewide.

  • Robin Badcock, based in central north, 0418 133 737
  • Alistair Brooks, Macquarie Franklin, based in south, 0438 476 215
  • James Curran, Macquarie Franklin, based in north, 0407 622 483 (certified irrigation designer)
  • Sam Dingemanse, CBM, 03 6332 6988
  • Ryan Francis, Macquarie Franklin, based in north, 0429 862 227
  • Laurie Hooper, AgriTech, based in north-west, 0418 560 417
  • Scott Livingston, based in central north, 0438 951 021
  • Blair Murray, Irrigation Tas. 0439 083 026
  • Greg Poke, Irrigation Tas. 0437 354 122
  • Peter Poke, based in Circular Head. 0427 522 291 (accredited building designer)

Machinery contractors with gear to handle effluent

Contractors with slurry tankers:

  • Jack Murrell 0437 150 112 (state-wide)

Contractors with muck spreaders:

  • Kris Davis, 0428 561 386 (Marrawah to Burnie)
  • Michael Nichols, 0409 451 430, (Woolnorth to Deloraine)
  • Jason Aitken, 0417 377 259 (state-wide)
  • Jack Murrell 0437 150 112 (state-wide)

Fer$mart

Farm profitability and sustainability starts with best use of nutrients from fertiliser and effluent. Dairy Australia's Fert$mart project has Tasmanian specific information and guidelines, including:

  • Soil fertility guidelines
  • Research and trials
  • Local case studies in soil and fertiliser management
  • Regional soils information

Access Tasmanian effluent, nutrient guidelines at Fert$mart.