Tenders – Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative

Feral pig and deer eradication to protect native species in the Otway Ranges, Bells Beach (Ironbark Basin) and Great Ocean Road hinterland

This project involves the delivery of highly strategic, intensive, responsive and sustained removal of introduced deer and pig populations.

The primary objective of the project is to protect native species and critical habitat (including EPBC-listed flora and fauna habitat and refugia) in the Otway Ranges, including the Bells Beach (Ironbark Basin) and Great Ocean Road hinterland.

The identified budget cap for this project is $1,000,000 (excluding GST).
For more details view the TendersVIC listing.

Corangamite CMA contact:
Saul Vermeeren, Senior Project Manager
Email: saul.vermeeren@ccma.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0405 030 442

Tender closes 17:00 on 5th August 2020.

Protecting plant and animal biodiversity in the Otway Ranges, Bells Beach (Ironbark Basin) and Great Ocean Road hinterland from Phytophthora dieback

This project is to be designed to prevent the introduction and/or minimise the spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi (PC) into uninfected critical habitat areas (notably the Carlisle Heathlands) and reduce the impact of the pathogen at infected sites critical to the conservation of threatened species.

The identified budget cap for this project is $400,000 (excluding GST).
For more details view the TendersVIC listing.

Corangamite CMA contact:
Saul Vermeeren, Senior Project Manager
Email: saul.vermeeren@ccma.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0405 030 442

Tender closes 17:00 on 5th August 2020.

Conserving threatened small mammals in the Otway Ranges, Bells Beach (Ironbark Basin) and Great Ocean Road hinterland

The primary objective of the project is to undertake research to protect native species and critical habitat (including EPBC-listed fauna habitat and refugia) in the Otway Ranges.

The Carlisle Heathlands in the western Otway Ranges is the most significant remaining refuge for small mammal diversity and richness within the Otway Ranges.

Understanding why this is the case, in the absence of any active management, may help understand the reasons for threatened species declines and provide effective ways to help these species recover in other areas within the region.

The project will identify the critical factors that support/underpin remaining refuge habitat for small mammals in the western Otway Ranges, while establishing required management prescriptions and guidelines to support small mammal recovery in other areas, including the eastern Otways.

The identified budget cap for this project is $300,000 (excluding GST).
For more details view the TendersVIC listing.

Corangamite CMA contact:
Saul Vermeeren, Senior Project Manager
Email: saul.vermeeren@ccma.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0405 030 442

Tender closes 17:00 on 5th August 2020.

‘Rewilding’ threatened species in the Otway Ranges – Stage 1

Stage one of this project will focus on undertaking a Desktop feasibility study and high-level planning and decision framework to inform future stages.

It will be designed with the aim of creating the required conditions to support the reintroduction/rewilding of one or more lost and/or sparse threatened small mammal species important to the Otway Ranges (e.g. New Holland Mouse, Smokey Mouse, Broad-toothed Rat, Swamp Antechinus).

The project is to strategically focus on critical refuge areas for small mammals. The project is to be designed with involvement from relevant technical specialists (e.g. Universities, Zoos, NGOs, consultancies, land management agencies) to ensure the project outcome can be achieved.

The identified budget cap for Stage one of this project is $60,000 (excluding GST).
For more details view the TendersVIC listing.

Corangamite CMA contact:
Saul Vermeeren, Senior Project Manager
Email: saul.vermeeren@ccma.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0405 030 442

Tender closes 17:00 on 5th August 2020.

Fox and feral cat control in planned-burn landscapes to protect threatened species in the Otway Ranges

This project involves the delivery of a highly strategic, intensive and integrated feral predator control research program in planned burn landscapes in the Otways, including the Bells Beach (Ironbark Basin) and Great Ocean Road hinterland.

The primary objective of the project is to determine the management and operational requirements for feral cat and fox control to protect native species and critical habitat (including EPBC-listed flora and fauna habitat and refugia) in the Otway Ranges after a fire event.

The identified budget cap for this project is $900,000 (excluding GST).
For more details view the TendersVIC listing.

Corangamite CMA contact:
Saul Vermeeren, Senior Project Manager
Email: saul.vermeeren@ccma.vic.gov.au
Phone: 0405 030 442

Tender closes 17:00 on 5th August 2020.