Strengthening Riverina Irrigation Communities

Griffith City Council

Funding: $800,000

About the project

The Griffith City Council is the lead recipient for a consortium of Council's covering the regions of Griffith, Carrathool, Leeton, Murrumbidgee and Narrandera. This project is to investigate climate change impacts in the regions serviced by these Councils and will:

  • identify and map the water security impacts of climate change across the participating LGAs to build a regional picture;
  • identify and map water dependent industries across the participating LGAs; and
  • prepare plans and policies that are specific to each participating LGA in the following operational areas:
    • infrastructure and assessment management; and
    • development strategies and land-use planning.

Project benefits

The project will help local governments in the RAMROC's Riverina cluster group plan for a future in which water sustains food production, key industries, communities and the environment.

Project completion

This project was completed in July 2012 and resulted in the production of Economic Development Strategies, Water Saving Infrastructure Strategies and Asset Management Strategies for each council in the consortium. These strategies will assist the Councils as a whole identify more water saving opportunities and minimise loss due to poor infrastructure.

Further information

Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Griffith City Council directly on 02 6962 8100.

The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.