See the latest Envirolink updates from Bill Dyck, the Regional Council Coordinator.

Envirolink Update - 9 October 2017 

New reports are available on this website (under Reports).

Advice Grant Funding

There is still money left in the advice grant fund but don't leave applications too late, as all projects need to be finished and invoiced by 30 June 2017.

Tool Round

The current tool round  closed today (9 October 2017) six proposals were received for evaluation by the Tool Committee, which meets on 19th October. The Tool Committee makes recommendations to the Envirolink Governance Group, that in turn submits priorities to MBIE for external review. 

Regional Council Revised RS&T Strategy 

The Regional Council RS&T Strategy has been revised and is now available in final form on this website. The strategy takes both a top-down and a bottom-up approach as it contains input from 9 Special Interest Group strategies. It has been invaluable in providing direction to the MBIE contestable funding round that closed mid March. It has also been used to provide input to the DoC/MfE Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap, to Biosecurity 2025, and to other MPI initiatives.


A SIG Science Strategy workshop was held in Wellington on the 20-21 July 2017. Material from the workshop is posted on this website under the "Research Strategy" tab.

Last updated 9 October 2017.