The Australian Government committed $200 million from the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program to establish the Strengthening Basin Communities program. The Strengthening Basin Communities Program is closed and no future funding rounds are planned at this time.
This program was implemented through 2 separate components:
Water planning component
The Planning component provided grants for local governments in the Murray-Darling Basin to assist in community-wide planning for a future with less water.
Water saving initiatives
The Water Saving Initiatives component provided competitive grants to enable local government authorities and urban water service providers to support projects that improve water security by reducing demand on potable water supplies.
Map of Murray-Darling Basin boundary showing local government boundaries