Round 1 Water Saving Initiatives 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 Water Saving Initiatives component of the Strengthening Basin Communities program supported projects that improve urban water security through water saving initiatives that reduce demand on potable supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin by:

  • reducing water loss in distribution systems;
  • reducing potable water use; and/or
  • providing 'fit for purpose' water that can replace potable supplies

The Water Minister announced successful applicants under round one of the Water Saving Initiatives component in March 2010.

Round 1 successful projects
Local Government(s) State Project Title Funding granted $
Wakool Shire Council NSW Murray Downs raw water reuse scheme 400,000
Goldenfields Water County Council NSW Cowangs Reservoir to Bauloora Reservoir pipeline replacement 7,500,000
Griffith City Council NSW Grifffith and villages water savings project 659,860
Narrandera Shire Council NSW Narrandera sewer reuse scheme 905,299
Coliban Region Water Corporation


Funding submission for Serpentine alternative water source 1,300,000
District Council of Loxton Waikerie SA Loxton water recycling scheme 1,120,000
Maranoa Regional Council QLD Maranoa Regional Council water saving initiatives program 2009 24,500
Lachlan Shire Council NSW Securing the water supply to Lake Cargelligo, Murrin Bridge, Tullibigeal and Kikiora townships 9,270,000
Central Highlands Region Water Corporation VIC Maryborough potable and raw water leak reduction, water main renewal and pressure reduction program 938,000
Bathurst Regional Council NSW Waterwise Bathurst - managing water loss through effective and efficient technology 126,524
Macedon Ranges Shire Council VIC Expansion of the Kyneton recycled water scheme including linking Kyneton open space 1,237,433
Young Shire Council NSW Young sewerage effluent reuse scheme 1,551,000
TOTAL 25,032,616

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