Landholders Driving Change Project Manager Andrew Yates
EOI to deliver services to graziers close this week
An Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign to deliver a wide range of services to graziers in the Bowen, Broken, Bogie (BBB) catchment near Bowen and Collinsville closes on Friday (9 February).
The campaign is part of NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change project – a large-scale water quality and land improvement project that is being rolled out in the BBB to tackle erosion and improve land management, productivity and Reef water quality in the Burdekin region.
The project is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.
To maximise value, quality and efficiency of project works, three pools of local service providers are being established through an EOI process to deliver earthmoving machinery and services, repair and environmental improvement services, and farm-based professional services.
Landholders Driving Change Project Manager Andrew Yates has urged local businesses to get involved.
“This project will boost the local Bowen and Collinsville economy over the next few years by providing opportunities for locals to deliver services such as hiring and operating earthmoving machinery; carrying out land repair and providing farm based professional support,” Mr Yates said.
“We’re eager to support local enterprises so I urge businesses located in the Burdekin region to submit an Expression of Interest.
“There has been a lot of interest however we’re keen for more locals to take this opportunity to offer their services.
“The offer period is for three years with a possible one year rollover, and there is potential for suppliers to provide services for other NQ Dry Tropics projects.
“People can contact me if they would like more information and I’m happy to explain the EOI process and requirements,” he said.
The EOI documents are located on www.nqdrytropics.com.au/expression-of-interest-eoi.
The pool of providers will be finalised by the end of this month. Mr Yates can be contacted at NQ Dry Tropics on 4799 3500.