Government Funded Projects
Since 2006, the RRRC has conceived, managed and delivered more than $350 million of logistically complex environmental research and development programs in northern Australia. These Australian Government funded programs have helped deliver the tools for sustainable use and management of natural resources across a range of key environmental areas, and have influenced policy making decisions at all levels of Government..
WHAT THEY SAY...
Through the consortium of research providers and end users involved in the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF), [RRRC and] the Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts has successfully constructed a model for research delivery that is truly making a difference to the future… in Queensland and Australia
The success of the RRRC model was apparent in that partnerships between researchers and other stakeholders are demonstrating how Australia is better off by acquiring relevant knowledge for the management of marine and terrestrial resources.
AMPTO has been involved in research through the CRC Reef for many years and finds the working relationship we now have with the RRRC the best we have had with a research group. The responsiveness of the RRRC to our requests and the willingness to provide information back to the industry is unprecedented and good for the industry in general. AMPTO has given and will continue to give the RRRC strong support and would consider the loss of the RRRC as a blow for the Industry’s ability to directly influence the type of research undertaken. AMPTO has informed the DEWHA that we consider the funding of the RRRC as a fundamental show of Federal support for the Industry’s future.
The RRRC has ensured that research is focused, culturally sensitive and appropriate for the Torres Strait with management that is organised for delivery, synthesised and provides effective means of knowledge repatriation. This is essential in an environment which involves communities that have previously been very skeptical of researchers and the perception that they are knowledge-takers. The Torres Strait Regional Authority holds strong support for the RRRC which as an organisation has proven that well managed research programs can have a positive impact on the Torres Strait communities and environment.
Getting involved in the (RRRC COTS Control training) program was definitely a life-changing decision for me. It’s enabled me to gain these skills and access opportunities that I don’t think I would have ever had the chance to otherwise. I’m really glad I did it, I think it’s a great program.