COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - South Australia


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Amata and Mimili, SA

Total funding: Total project cost of $5.7 million, with $5.55 million provided by the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by the South Australian Government.

About the project

The objective of this project is to provide sustainable, secure and safe water supplies and wastewater services; provide a level of service that meets regulatory standards that would apply to any other community of similar size and location; and encourage responsible water use and where appropriate, water conservation.

The three sub-projects are:

  1. Amata Infrastructure Project
  2. Mimili Infrastructure Project, and
  3. Water Conservation Program in Amata and Mimili.

Project benefits

The project will:

  • improve the water supply infrastructure in Amata that will result in adequate pressure to utilise water in each home
  • improve the water supply infrastructure in Mimili that will ensure that drinking water for the community is treated to meet the relevant standards and will result in adequate pressure to utilise water in each home, and
  • promote responsible water use and conservation in both Amata and Mimili whilst also encouraging community responsibility for water infrastructure and its maintenance with clear understanding of roles and responsibilities within each community.


Project commenced in March 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2013.