Round 2 Planning component - Strengthening Basin Communities Program


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.

The Planning component enabled local government bodies in the Murray-Darling Basin to apply, either as an individual local government, a consortium of local governments or an established regional organisation of councils for grants through funding rounds designed to systematically assess the risks and implications associated with climate change, with a particular focus on water availability, and then to review existing plans or develop new plans to take account of these risks and implications.


Second round of the Planning component

The second funding round for the Planning component resulted in the allocation of $5 million to 38 councils in the Basin to conduct 26 separate projects.

Successful applicants for the second round of the Planning component were announced by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on 10 November 2010.

Round 2 successful projects
Local Government(s) Project Title Funding granted $
Western Downs Regional Council Preparation of Case and Option Studies Considering Sustainability Variations of Water Supplies Adversely Impacted by Climate Change 170,000
Hay Shire Council Tackling Climate Change & Water Security – Hay Shire's Strategic Approach 123,000
Queanbeyan City Council Queanbeyan River Corridor Plan of Management and Platypus Awareness Conservation Plan 95,000
Palerang Council Palerang /MDB Water Sustainability Snapshot and Adaptation Planning 200,000
Moree Plains Shire Council Adaptation Planning for a Sustainable Future for Moree Plains Shire 200,000
Cowra Shire Council Planning for Climate Change: Water Re-Use in Cowra 110,000
Broken Hill City Council Strengthening Broken Hill - Climate Proofing Future Water Supply 200,000
Bourke Shire Council Strengthening Bourke's Community: Planning for a sustainable water supply 197,250
Wakool Shire Council Transformation for Resilient Landscapes, Livelihoods and Communities in the Wakool Shire 200,000
Carrathool Shire Council - offer was declined by Council Building resilience against climate change 70,000
Albury City Council Securing alternative water supplies for recreation reserves and other activities 80,000
Central Darling Shire Council Integrated water cycle management and living with climate change - a plan for the Central Darling Shire Council 167,000
Wellington Shire Council Climate change adaptation in the Wellington LGA 195,000
Tamworth Regional Council Tamworth Regional Council - Water Optimisation Survey and Design Project 200,000
Loddon Shire Council Living with less water adaptation strategies for the new dryland 600,000
Mount Alexander Shire Council A new way forward for Baringhup 25,000
Hindmarsh Shire Council Integrated Adaptation into Local Development Processes 200,000
City of Greater Bendigo Adaptive Stormwater Management in Bendigo and Castlemaine 400,000
Greater Shepparton City Council A Future Without Water Entitlements: Effects on a Changing Climate on Farming Communities in the Greater Shepparton Area 190,000
Swan Hill Rural City Council Securing our Economic Future - Adapting to a Changing Environment 185,250
Strathbogie Shire Council Strengthening Strathbogie in a Changing Climate 172,500
City of Wodonga Water in North East Victoria - Socio economic Adaptation Planning 800,000
Coorong District Council Climate Change Implications for the Coorong District Local Action Plan 69,480
Coorong District Council The Coorong District Council Tourism and Economic Development Plan 2011-2015 69,000
Mid Murray Council Integrated Water Management Planning - Phase 2 - Regional Council of Goyder and Mid Murray Council 161,000
Rural City of Murray Bridge Mt Barker - Murray Bridge Recycled Water Pipeline Feasibility Study 132,000

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