To ensure the continued growth of NSW Primary Industries, and safeguard the future of the regional communities, our $15.4 billion sector needs to be resilient and adaptable to changes in economic and environmental conditions.
Supported by an investment of $29.2 million from the NSW Climate Change Fund, the NSW Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy (PDF, 2266.41 KB) will invest in project and program areas that could support the primary industries sector to adapt to climate change.
The Strategy seeks to identify through research, and innovation, energy supply and demand solutions, carbon opportunities and climate resilience building programs to enable our primary industries to prepare for the challenges and opportunities climate change presents. The results of this research will be useful in informing forward work programs and policy to support the long term sustainability of primary industries for NSW.
The Strategy is made up of seven projects across the three key theme areas to deliver benefits and opportunities to primary producers and regional communities.
NSW DPI intends to engage Assessors to conduct Feasibility Studies up to a value of $50,000 (excluding GST) on ten of the Concepts put forward by Proponents.
After completion of the Feasibility Studies, NSW DPI intends to invite at least five Successful Proponents to apply for funding up to $350,000 (excluding GST) to implement their Concepts in Pilot Projects on their properties or in their businesses.