On 12 May 2017 the Australian Government announced $8 million to continue to fund water infrastructure projects in the Great Artesian Basin for two years to 30 June 2019.
The purpose of the 2 year programme is to enable a seamless transition from the terminating Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative to a new, long-term funding model that encourages greater private investment in water infrastructure. The new, long-term funding model is currently being developed by the Australian and Great Artesian Basin governments.
The Australian Government will work with Great Artesian Basin states and territories to develop a new Project Agreement to deliver the Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Programme.
Following agreement on the necessary governance and funding arrangements Great Artesian Basin jurisdictions will begin implementing the programme.
Further information will be made available on this website as it becomes available.