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2006 Renewal Bid


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Firstly, we would both like to thank you for your continuing support of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation.

Since our formation in 2001, we have worked collaboratively with our industry, government and research partners to contribute positively to the industry:

Our initiatives are delivering significant industrial, commercial and economic benefits for the industry and wider community.
We want Australia's property, design, construction and facility management sectors to be vibrant, healthy and lead the world in innovation. But to do this we need your support to demonstrate to Government the way our work is benefiting the industry's competitiveness and the wider community.
Why are we asking you to do this? Over the next 12 months, a Federal Government panel will be listening to arguments for funding renewal from Cooperative Research Centres. The renewal process will commence in March when first stage submissions are due and conclude in December when the Minister for Education, Science and Training will announce the successful applicants.

The competition for funding is intense.

I encourage all our collaborative partners to become involved by advocating the importance of our work, not just for the future of Construction Innovation but for the entire design, property, construction and facility management sectors.
Everyone has the right to express their opinions to the government and to attempt to influence the policy and decision-making process. Advocacy is an important part of our democratic process.

Some suggested ways you can actively influence the funding renewal process might include:

Sending a letter to a relevant Minister or Member of Parliament outlining the benefits that innovation and research can bring to your sector of the wider construction industry. We will supply you with suggested letters.

Convey the importance of Construction Innovation's work when you meet with Ministers or Members of Parliament. You will be able to download the latest key messages from our website to help shape a powerful argument.

When speaking with the media or other people in positions of influence within our industry, highlight specific examples of how and where the tools Construction Innovation has created with our collaborative partners have impacted your members, businesses and the wider community.

We have a chance to make our industry stronger. We will do that by being innovative while creating a more sustainable, safer and profitable industry. I look forward to working with you to ensure we can help keep the innovative spirit alive in our industry.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us if you have any concerns or questions.
John McCarthy
Dr Keith Hampson
Chief Executive Officer
CRC for Construction Innovation
CRC for Construction Innovation


CRC Funding Renewal Process

29 November 2005

2006 selection round guidelines available

23 December 2005

Stage 1 online applications available

31 March 2006

Stage 1 closes
May 2006Stage 2 and Supplementary online applications available
18 August 2006Stage 2 and Supplementary closes
October/November 2006Interviews for short-listed Stage 2 applicants
Late December 2006Minister announces successful applications
31 May 2007CRC contracts finalised
1 July 2007CRCs commence operation

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