- $11.8m across the Wet Tropics and Dry Tropics
- Cane Farms
- Focused on improved nitrogen management
- Competitive tender program
A number of market-based competitive tenders (reverse auctions) are being used to allocate funds (up to $500,000) to bidders offering the best value for money projects over a number of years.
Terrain NRM has been appointed to administer the tenders on behalf of the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership (WTSIP).
This project aims to build on the success of previous tenders where a number of farmers have benefitted from reducing their costs and maintaining productivity while improving their nitrogen management.
Farmers have the flexibility to determine which practice changes to implement on their farm to improve nitrogen management. This is a great opportunity to increase farm sustainability, and reduce costs, as well as refining the use of nitrogen (N) input.
Information Fact Sheets
factsheet 1: introducing the tenders
factsheet 2: improving nitrogen management
factsheet 3: minimum standards of practice management
factsheet 4: smartcane best practice management program
factsheet 5: frequently asked questions
factsheet 6: developing a tender
Interested growers can also read case studies from farmers in the Wet Tropics who received funding in Phase 1 of Reef Trust. These will enable you to find out how other farmers have utilised these tender programs to refine their N input while maintaining productivity
Growers can discuss their interest in making a tender application with our project staff on:
• Phone: 1800 899 486
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also talk to your local WTSIP Extension Officer who can help you develop a suitable project for the tender program as well as a farm scale nutrient management plan.
Contacts and links
Media Release, Minister for Environment and Energy http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/frydenberg/media-releases/mr20161124a.html
Repeated Tenders – Wet Tropics and Burdekin, Department of Environment and Energy