On-farm carbon & biodiversity advisory services

Landholders in the Fitzroy NRM Region can be reimbursed up to 70% of the cost of on-farm advisory services

CO2 Australia has partnered with the Fitzroy Basin Association to provide a range of biodiversity and carbon advisory services under its On-farm Advisory Services Program.

The Fitzroy Basin Association’s On-farm Advisory Services Program aims to support sustainable rural businesses in the Fitzroy NRM Region by partnering with leading organisations who specialise in profitable, productive and sustainable land management. The program funds eligible services whereby landholders can be reimbursed for up to 70% of service costs with eligible providers.

To find out more please call us on 1800 900 333 or send us an email at info@co2australia.com.au.

What eligible services can CO2 Australia provide?

  • Biodiversity offset potential property maps – Maps and user guide showing the property’s environmental values that may make it suitable as a biodiversity offset.
  • Carbon offset potential property maps – Maps and user guide showing the areas of the property that may be suitable for a carbon project under the Emissions Reduction Fund. Information will also be provided on the potential carbon credits that could be generated from the project.
  • Property opportunities and constraints package – Comprehensive set of maps and user guide. Includes biodiversity offset potential and carbon offset potential maps as well as information such as property tracks and paddocks, vegetation mapping, and exploration and production permits.
  • Preliminary site assessment of biodiversity offset potential and biodiversity offset prospectus – Preliminary site-based assessment of a property’s suitability as an offset. This will include a preliminary assessment of presence and extent of relevant offset matters and verification of RE mapping. Landholder will also be provided a colour brochure for their property that provides photos, maps and details of offset values that are present.
  • Preliminary site assessment of carbon offset potential and carbon offset prospectus – Preliminary site-based assessment of land suitability and advice as to how a carbon project can be designed so that it fits with primary production to maximise income. Based on the site assessment an indicative estimate of the number of carbon credits that could be generated from the project will be provided.
  • Carbon and Biodiversity Offsets: Facts and Fallacies workshop – Provides landholders with key information about how to participate in carbon and biodiversity offset markets to achieve improved environmental outcomes and generate additional revenue streams. The workshop is designed to provide landholders with important information that is not readily available to the public, from experts that work within the industry, and dispel the myths that currently exist. Real-life examples and case studies will be used to demonstrate how offsets can work within existing primary production activities and the amount of additional revenue that can be generated.

How much does it cost?

The price of each of our services is provided in the table below along with the maximum amount that will be reimbursed to you by the Fitzroy Basin Association.

Service Price (ex GST) Reimbursement from FBA (ex GST)
Biodiversity offset potential property maps $400 $280
Carbon offset potential property maps $400 $280
Property opportunities and constraints package - printed or GeoPDF $650 $455
Property opportunities and constraints package - GPX file $900 $630
Preliminary site assessment of biodiversity offset potential + prospectus $3,000 $2,100
Preliminary site assessment of carbon offset potential + prospectus $3,000 $2,100
Preliminary site assessment of carbon + biodiversity offset potential $5,000 $3,500
Workshop (inclusive of travel and expenses) $3,500 $1,050