Grass-roots community organisation that aims to improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment


The Derwent Catchment Project is a grass-roots community organisation that aims to increase and improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment. The programs we deliver cover agricultural best practice, weed management, fire and flood recovery, river restoration, revegetation, conservation and strategic planning.

Our mission is:

  • to address issues of land degradation both natural and agricultural by implementing best-practice land management
  • to support community and industry to innovate and improve on practice by attracting investment and sponsorship for improvements in land condition in the Derwent catchment
  • to empower and inspire the community to be involved in active management of the catchment.

The Derwent Catchment Project evolved out of the Upper Derwent Landcare Group established in the late 1990s. The group has had many active and successful projects working in collaboration with Central Highlands and Derwent Valley Councils, NRM South, government agencies and local residents. Recent projects include a collaborative weeds program in the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley, Pasture Hub, small grants for weed control, and a sustainable agriculture extension program with farmers in the Bothwell and Hamilton areas.  

Our staff

Our Committee

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Strategic Plan


Derwent Catchment Project

PO Box 22 Hamilton TAS 7140  |  Phone (03) 6286 3211  |