Round 2 Planning component - Strengthening Basin Communities Program
MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES
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.