Outback road, the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia

Our pick of the sustainable business opportunities on offer around Australia.

In the fight for environmental and social reform, housing is primed to become a new front of innovation for a more sustainable, equal Australia.

The South Australia government is seeking an advisor to provide insight into future policies and solutions to housing challenges for the housing authority and not-for-profit organisations.

Advisors will be able to propose and pioneer new methods and approaches to modern challenges such as sustainable design and shelters to combat homelessness.

Bids close on 7 May at 3:00 pm — see more details here.

Mackay flood warning

As a result of climate change, tropical storms are becoming more frequent and intense. These cyclones are spreading further south along Australia, threatening unprepared areas in northern Queensland, especially highly populated cities such as Brisbane.

To try and prepare for the oncoming storms, the Mackay council is looking for quotes from qualified candidates to install a total flood warning system for the Mackay area.

A flood warning system could help save lives in the Mackay region and protect those most vulnerable to what will only become an escalating threat.

The bid closes 28 April at 10:00 am — see more details here.

Solar energy for remote South Australian communities

South Australia’s Remote Area Energy Scheme’s (RAES) flagship plant, the Central Power House in Umuwa, is taking a step toward integrating photovoltaic systems and is seeking qualified project management to manage the transition.

By integrating solar energy, RAES hopes to save on maintenance and diesel costs as the power plant consumes an average three million litres of fuel per year.

The bid closes 27 April at 9:00 am — see more details here.

Investment advisors for Australian innovation fund

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is looking for advising regarding the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) and Biomedical Research Fund.

The IIF is responsible for helping boost startups and new technologies that can help bring Australia to the forefront of international innovation.

Green and social government investments are growing in popularity. Australia is in a position to invest in sustainable technology and businesses, such as renewable energy.

The bid closes 11 May at 3:00 pm AEST — see more details here.

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