Water sustainability grants
The grants round is now closed.
A total of 32 applications were received seeking more than $2.1 million [GST inclusive] for projects worth a total of over $7.3 million. Applications came from 24 of the 26 local governments in the region, as well as two non-government environmental organisations, one research institution, and one primary school.
Applications have been assessed and offers have been made to support 16 projects with just under $1 million of co-funding.
Grants for water sustainability provide funds and technical support to partners for a range of on-ground, planning and design projects to build understanding, skills, assets and commitments to better manage water.
The outcomes will contribute directly, in the medium- and long-term, to better-managed water-related impacts on land, watercourses and coastal and marine environments, and the improved resilience of communities.