Round 1 Planning projects—Strengthening Basin Communities

The Planning component of the Strengthening Basin Communities Program 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. The funding rounds were 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.

This programme is closed and no future funding rounds are planned at this time.

First round of funding

The first funding round for the Planning component resulted in the allocation of $14 million to 98 councils in the Basin to conduct 37 separate projects.

Round 2 successful projects, announced 27 November 2009

Local government(s)

Project title

Funding granted $

Brewarrina Shire Council

Brewarrina Shire Council Water Conservation Action Plan

150,000

Strathbogie Shire Council

Securing Water Access for Sporting Reserves within Strathbogie Shire

18,570

Loddon Shire Council

Climate Proofing Sports Surfaces and Strengthening Communities in Loddon Shire

184,046

Berrigan Shire Council

Strengthening Central Murray Irrigation Communities

800,000

Albury Shire Council

Planning for balance: water for food, people and the environment

800,000

Wentworth Shire Council

Meeting the challenges of a future with less water

600,000

Wellington Council

Water management Planning for Eight Councils in Central West NSW

451,800

City of Greater Bendigo

Securing Water Access for Sporting Reserves within the City of Bendigo

79,110

Narromine Shire Council

Adaptive Planning for Secure Water Futures in the Lower Macquarie Valley

388,700

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Northern Grampians Shire Council Water for the Future Strategic Planning

200,000

Murray Shire Council

Moama Stormwater Harvesting & Reuse Scheme

53,600

Southern Downs Regional Council

Risks and implications of climate change for the Southern Downs Region

200,000

Toowoomba Regional Council

Liveable Streetscapes and Neighbourhoods in Future Climates in the Toowoomba Region

200,000

Dubbo City Council

Adaptive Planning for Secure Water Futures in the Dubbo LGA

193,200

Narrabri Shire Council

Securing Narrabri's town Water Supply

40,000

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Securing Water Access for Sporting Reserves within Hindmarsh Shire

24,930

Goondiwindi Regional Shire Council

Economic and Social Impact Study and Planning for Adjustment

577,291

Maranoa Regional Council

Maranoa Regional Council Regional Urban Water Management Plan

198,500

Greater Shepparton City Council

Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Shepparton Community

200,000

Forbes Shire Council

Water Security for a carbon conscious community

790,200

Gannawarra Shire Council

Water Security for a carbon conscious community

200,000

Yass Valley Council

Climate Change and Water Availability in the Yass Valley

149,000

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst: A Climate Aware Community

165,000

Balonne Shire Council

Preparing the Balonne Shire for a future with less water

200,000

Liverpool Plains Shire Council

Securing Water and Water Quality for GSC and LPSC Communities

391,000

Wangaratta Wadonga City Council

North East Victoria - Adapting to a low water future

800,000

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils

A World with Less Water: Climate Change Impacts on Councils in the South Eastern Riverina

800,000

Moira Shire Council

Strengthening Victoria's Foodbowl—adaptation to reduced water availability in a changing climate

800,000

Cooma-Monaro Council

Cooma-Monaro Shire Water Availability Risk Assessment and Water Savings Planning Study

145,000

Alexandrina Council

Climate Change impact assessment for water security in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, lower River Murray and Lower Lakes

800,000

Towong Shire Council

Adaptation @ the Source—achieving more with less for a sustainable future

194,000

Berri Barmera Council

SA Murray region: Climate change impact assessment and emerging opportunities

800,000

Tamworth Regional Council

Change Management Planning for Climate Variability in the Namoi Catchment

760,000

Mansfield Shire Council

A Conceptual Model of Groundwater in the Mansfield Shire

135,000

Central Goldfields Council

Securing Water Access for Sporting Reserves within Central Goldfields Shire

36,970

Coolamon Shire Council

A World with Less Water: Climate Change Impacts on Councils in the North Eastern Riverina

800,000

Griffith City Council

Strengthening Riverina Irrigation Communities

800,000

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