In a major step forward for the 20 Million Trees Programme, the Australian Government has released a Request for Tender that seeks to engage service providers to undertake large-scale re-vegetation projects across Australia.
The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme is a key election commitment, providing $50 million over four years to deliver tree planting projects across the country.
The Request for Tender process will engage one or more service providers to deliver large-scale tree planting projects across Australia, benefiting both the environment and local communities.
Melissa Price, Member for Durack said that service providers engaged through the tender process will work with community groups and landholders to deliver large-scale tree planting projects.
“These projects will re-establish green corridors and urban forests, improving habitat for our threatened species and creating green spaces to improve the liveability of our cities and towns.”
Ms Price encouraged local service providers with relevant skills and experience to get involved in this significant government initiative.
“Successful service providers will make an important contribution to the community while providing valuable environmental benefits,” Ms Price said.
Information about the 20 Million Trees Request for Tender is available on the AusTender website.
The Request for Tender follows the recent 20 Million Trees Programme small competitive grants round, which invited communities in to get involved in the programme by applying for grants of between $20 000 and $100 000 to undertake native tree planting projects. Successful applicants from this grant round are expected to be announced shortly.
More information about the 20 Million Trees Programme is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.