RARE Projects


There has been a growing realisation amongst land managers and the wider community that many of our historical agricultural systems are becoming less productive and have limitations to ecological and economic sustainability. This realisation has led to a growing interest in understanding and assessing resource capability.

There is an opportunity for converting woody weed, a term given to a number of native Australian plants which are rapidly infesting large areas of the western division of NSW, into bio-energy aiding both the ecological and economical sustainability of agricultural operations.

Phoebe Maroulis, local entrepreneur, has invited RARE students to develop a business plan to turn this innovative renewable energy initiative into a thriving enterprise.