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Water use efficiency project

The Healthy HeadWaters water use efficiency project (HHWUE) aims to help irrigators, communities and the environment in the Queensland Murray–Darling Basin by funding irrigation infrastructure and supporting projects. Two more rounds of the HHWUE project are planned for 2016.Approved applicants will have until March 2018 to complete projects.

The project funds irrigators to upgrade on-farm irrigation infrastructure. Irrigators contribute at least 10 per cent of the cost, with cash, in-kind contributions or additional water.

Round 11 is currently open for applications. Applications will close on the last business day of each month from July to December 2016. Approved applicants will have until March 2018 to complete projects.

So far, 80 projects have been approved for funding, of which 67 are in progress or completed. These 67 projects represent a total of 40.4 GL of water savings and government funding of $97.3 million to irrigators.

The HHWUE project is delivered by us with funding from the Australian Government's Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program, as part of the implementation of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan in Queensland.

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Last updated: 20 July 2016


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