Round 2 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.

Second round of funding

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.

Round 2 successful projects, announced 10 November 2010

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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