$29M to develop new ways of dealing with and preventing contamination of soil, water and air
Background: With the end of its first 7-year term coming to an end, CRC CARE was committed to applying for a second term of funding through the Cooperative Research Centres Programme. The CEO engaged CIS to assist with the development of a competitive CRC grant application. During this second term, CRC CARE intended to develop national frameworks and harmonise regulations for environmental assessment and remediation, as well as develop and deliver new remediation and prevention technologies to industry.
Approach: Working with the CEO and the bid team, CIS helped develop the CRC grant application. In collaboration with end-users from industry and government, regulators and researchers, CIS developed a quantitative and qualitative impact assessment. The 9-year budget was developed in collaboration with the CEO and the bid team, and cash and in-kind contributions from the 25 participants were secured.
Results: CRC CARE’s application was successful. They were awarded $29.1 million from the Australian Government and commenced their second term, of 9 years, in 2011/12. CIS was re-engaged by the CEO in 2015 to assist with their 4th year review.