Farmers impacted by drought will be given another 12 months to apply for funding from the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (OFEWIRS) to help them build much needed infrastructure to make their properties drought resilient.
The Coalition Government has approved 10 environmental projects in New South Wales and Queensland for funding through the Northern Basin Toolkit that will create jobs in Basin communities and improve the health of northern rivers.
The Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) Water Efficiency Project will receive $177.5 million in Commonwealth funding to modernise and upgrade ageing off-farm water infrastructure in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District while creating hundreds of jobs.
Basin farmers, landholders and community organisations are eligible for $6 million in grants to deliver practical on-ground projects that improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin.
Communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin can apply for a share of $34 million in grants to stimulate job growth and boost economic development under the third round of the Economic Development Program (EDP).