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 Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking project proposals for ideas to improve on-farm energy optimisation in the following NSW sub-sectors: cattle feedlots, dairy (including on-farm processing), horticulture, poultry (broilers and layers) and pork.
Proposals are sought that:
Successful proposals will be funded to proceed to commercial feasibility assessment and subject to further evaluation pilot scale trial. Financial assistance through the project is available for both feasibility (up to $50,000 ex GST) and Pilot scale assessment (up to $350,000 ex GST).
Request for proposals are now open with applications due by 4pm AEST, 21 October.
Visit the funding page for more information including application forms and key dates.