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Brief History of Seymour Community Action Group Inc.

The Seymour Community Action Group was formed in the mid 1980’s and has continued as a loose association of concerned residents and land owners.

Early tasks were accomplished by stabilising a sand blow over most of Long Point.

R & M James received a certificate at the Tasmanian Landcare awards in 1991 for the sand blow restoration work and were also one of four finalists at the 2001 National Landcare awards.

Trapping feral cats that were in plague proportions threatening the native birds and other wildlife and extensive planting of trees were other accomplishments.

Champ Street was formed from the Old Highway to the Point after consultation with the Council. They agreed to take over the maintenance of the road.

Attempts to drain swamp land in 1990 for further subdivisions was stopped and community input for a new Development Plan was sought by Council.

In 2002 weed management and replanting was initiated by landowners at the Seymour Swamp, Parks and Wildlife assisted with establishing the carpark and signage for the protection of the Green and Gold frog.

Since then the Point has developed as a sustainable coastal rural community with a slowly increasing population of people drawn here by the serenity of the area. The Point has progressed well to become the quiet rural community it is now.

Long Point still faces challenges with the spread of gorse, feral cats and dogs on the beaches disturbing the endangered birds.

The Group was Incorporated on the 14 of December 2016.

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