Regional environmental management services
- January 23, 2023
- Posted by: Madrigal Admin
- Category: Tender News
Approach to market in relation to the establishment of a panel of regional delivery partners for environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management services
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) invite the submission of tenders (approach to market, ATM) for the establishment of a panel of regional delivery partners for environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management services.
The departments are seeking to engage regional delivery partners for 57 national management units from 1 July 2023. The partners will provide regional capacity services and project management services.
Background to the engagement
The State of the Environment Report 2021 confirms the state of the environment of Australia is poor and deteriorating. The condition of our natural resources remain at risk from a long history of human use and modification. Impacts include large-scale clearing of vegetation, introduction of pest weeds and animals, changes in water quality and flows, changes to fire regimes and a changing climate.
A review of the National Landcare Program noted that it has achieved improvements to the condition of local and regional natural resources and reduced threats to native plants, animals and habitats. It has also contributed to the adoption of better land management practices and improved soil health, leading to increased agricultural productivity. The review identified opportunities to improve delivery through greater focus on co-design of projects and leveraging of First Nations people’s knowledge and expertise.
About the services
Regional delivery partners will work closely with farmers and land managers, industry and peak bodies, grass roots and volunteer organisations such as Landcare, researchers, government agencies and First Nations people.
Regional delivery partners also will be required to identify opportunities for First Nations peoples’ to participate in delivering project services, including identifying and encouraging First Nations people-led projects.
The services will work towards delivering Australia’s major obligations under international conventions including:
- United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
- World Heritage Convention
- Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
- Kyoto Protocol
Madrigal expertise in natural resource management
The submissions are due on the 7 March 2023. Principal at Madrigal Communications, Tim Entwisle, has significant experience in project management of natural resource management projects including the NSW Fishways Program, the Mallee Cliffs Salt Interception Scheme and the NSW Water Reform Taskforce. Please contact him if you need any help with this proposal.