Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance helps irrigation water providers to:
- develop modernisation plans for their districts
- upgrade irrigation infrastructure and
- assess options to adapt to a future with less water.
Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance is part of the $5.8 billion Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure program which is funding key rural water projects to improve the efficiency and productivity of water use and management.
The scope and detail of a modernisation plan varies with the particular characteristics of the district to which it applies. See the sample modernisation plan for an example of what might be included.
- Round One closed 19 November 2007
- Round Two closed on 8 August 2008
- Round Three closed C.O.B. (AEST) 29 October 2012
The Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance program is now completed and is closed for any further applications.
On 29 April 2009, the Department held an Irrigation Modernisation Planning Irrigators' Forum for organisations who have completed or are currently preparing a modernisation plan.
See the "lessons learned" document for advice from previous participants that may assist in developing an application for Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance:
Applications for Round 2 closed on Friday 8 August 2008.
On 26 February 2009, the Australian Government announced 5 successful projects under Round 2, providing funding of $604,000 to irrigation water providers to obtain independent professional expertise and facilitate workshops to assist with modernisation planning.
The successful applicants who received offers of funding were:
- Bringan Irrigation Trust
- Marthaguy Irrigation Scheme
- West Corurgan Private Irrigation District
- Western Murray Irrigation Limited
- Coliban Water Corporation
Round 1 of Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance funding closed on 19 November 2007.
On 11 February 2008, the Australian Government announced 14 successful projects under Round 1, providing funding of $4,626,000 to irrigation water providers to obtain independent professional expertise and facilitate workshops to assist with modernisation planning.
Contact us via email at: email@example.com.
Alternatively you can write to:
Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance
Water Efficiency Division
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.