Strategic Sub-System Reconfiguration in the Murray-Darling Basin
The Strategic Sub-System Reconfiguration in the Murray-Darling Basin program is an Australian Government initiative under the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program and the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program.
Current Program Round
The second call for applications closed on 30 August 2013.
Information on future rounds, including the opening and closing date for applications, will be made available on this website.
The Strategic Sub-System Reconfiguration in the Murray-Darling Basin program (the program) aims to recover water for the environment, while at the same time improve irrigation network efficiency and support irrigation communities in transitioning to new water sharing arrangements under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
This will be achieved through the decommissioning and reconfiguration of inefficient or underutilised shared irrigation delivery infrastructure where this is integrated with water access entitlement purchases.
The Australian Government has allocated $200 million for the program over a four year period from 2013-14 to 2016-17.
The program will run up to two funding rounds per year until June 2017 to provide potential applicants regular and ongoing opportunities over this period to submit applications.
Who can apply?
Irrigation Infrastructure Operators in partnership with their customers located in Eligible Catchments within the Murray-Darling Basin are eligible to apply.
Eligible Catchments are defined as those catchments where surface water still needs to be recovered for the environment to bridge the gap to the sustainable diversion limits in the Basin Plan.
Round Two Outcomes
The Department is currently assessing applications received under round two of program and will advise applicants of the outcome once the assessment process is complete.
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