Millions available for Great Barrier Reef ideas

Expressions of interest are now open for innovators to share their ideas on water treatment system technology and agricultural management.

The Office of Great Barrier Reef is offering $2.25 million for trialling water treatment systems, such as wetlands, bioreactors and algae treatment to reduce nutrients and pesticides in agricultural run-off. A further $950,000 will be available to support the development and trialling of innovative farm practices, new tools and technologies, and novel ecosystem repair.

The expressions of interest are open to all individuals and groups and will require proponents to offer matched funding (in-kind or cash) equivalent.

Expressions of interest opened on Monday 27 February and will run until Friday 7 April 2017.

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