National NRM Snapshot – Jan 2021

Environmental Biosecurity – national update

Seeking EOIs for knowledge brokers

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Knowledge brokers in carbon farming and ERF, bushfire recovery, landscape resilience

Location: Canberra, ACT (negotiable)
Salary: $100-120,000 (pro rata) – part time role(s)

NRM Regions Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for knowledge broker roles from people committed to natural resource management and making a difference for the environment and regional communities. These are national, part-time roles for people with initiative plus great relationship and communication skills. The goal of these roles is to facilitate knowledge transfer and application to improve decision-making in NRM (in on-ground practice, program design and policy development).

This will be achieved through working with topic based national NRM Communities of Practice; facilitating collaborative efforts of NRM practitioners, partners, researchers and knowledge holders (including Indigenous partners); and developing, tailoring and sharing knowledge through appropriate knowledge exchange and capacity building approaches.

The brokers will individually or collectively cover a range of topics particularly carbon farming, NRM and the Emissions Reduction Fund; bushfire recovery; and landscape resilience – with the potential for other fields.

The 12 month positions (with potential for extensions) can be multiple part-time or there is the possibility to knit positions together as full-time to cover the range of topics.  Please note that the roles are approximately 0.5FTE (equivalent to a $40-60k salary)

Ideally the positions are to be based in Canberra at the ANU, though we are open to alternative proposals.

How to apply:

Click here to download EOI submission guidelines.

Written Expressions of Interest should be 2-4 pages.

Please submit to:

Kate Andrews – Executive Officer, NRM Regions Australia
Phone: 0403 604 823
Email: [email protected]

Deadline: Sunday, 7th February 2021.

As indicated, we are willing to consider a range of delivery options, but you should discuss these with Kate Andrews before submitting your EOI.

This position has also been advertised on NRM Jobs: https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/2021/20007183/eois-knowledge-brokers-part-time-carbon-farming-and-erf-bushfire-recovery-landscape-resilience

National NRM snapshot – Oct 2020

Help us improve regional and remote quality of life

Since 2013, the Regional Wellbeing team at the University of Canberra has been asking people across Australia, in remote, rural and urban regions, about the liveability of their community, their wellbeing, and their ability to cope with challenging times. The program produces reports which show survey results across Australia as well as for specific groups such as farmers. Many organisations use the data to track quality of life in their region and to advocate for better services and resources for the communities they serve.

The end goal is to improve the quality of life across regional Australia.

The latest survey is open for your input now but it closes soon. There are three different survey lengths (spanning 5 to 45 minutes to complete) and the online survey is easy to access and complete.

Across the globe, there’s a growing body of work tracking social progress using measures that go beyond economic growth. The United Nations, the OECD and more than 50 countries are pro-actively capturing and analysing this information. This is because we know that economic growth doesn’t guarantee a good quality of life.

We need to understand how liveable, safe and friendly communities are. And we especially need to know whether they have access to key services and infrastructure.

Please help us to build a strong and accurate picture of what it’s like to live in regional and remote Australia. In previous surveys, remote communities were severely under-represented and we’d like to change that.

Please take five minutes to share your perspective now. Visit https://bit.ly/regionalwellbeingNRM for more information and to complete the survey before 31 October.

National NRM snapshot – Sept 2020

National NRM Snapshot – August 2020

Grants to combat established pest animals and weeds

Each year, the economic impact of established vertebrate pest animals in Australian is around $800 million, while weeds cost us over $4 billion in terms of production losses and control activities.

It is important to continue looking at new and innovative ways to manage the impact of priority established pest animal and weeds.

The $13 million Australian Government’s Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions competitive grant round is now open for applications.

The grant round aims to target organisations with a proven research and development capacity.

The funding for this grant round is to advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches for the control of established pest animals or weeds, by researching and developing new practices, methods and tools, or adapting existing ones for use in new or different ways.

Projects could investigate developing biological controls, solutions for herbicide resistance, genetic modification technologies, chemical and non-chemical herbicides, digital, web-based and disruption technologies and electronic resources.

Applications will close on 25 September 2020.

For more information, including application details, visit the Grant Connect website (https://www.grants.gov.au/) or the Department’s website at www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/pest-animals-and-weeds/grant-round.

National NRM Snapshot – July 2020

National NRM Snapshot – June 2020