National Water Grid Authority


The National Water Grid Authority is shaping Australia's water infrastructure future.

The Authority was established by the Australian Government to play a key role in shaping national water infrastructure policy and investment. This includes leading the development of a National Water Grid – a series of region-specific systems that will help secure reliable supplies of water now and into the future.

We work in partnership with state and territory governments to identify, plan and invest in water infrastructure projects across the country that will support thriving regions by growing our agriculture sector, increasing water security and building resilience.

The Australian Government has also established the National Water Grid Advisory Body, to provide independent expert advice to the Government on water infrastructure policies, projects and investment priorities that will help deliver the National Water Grid.

Over $1.5 billion of Australian Government funding is already committed to fund the construction of more than 22 water infrastructure projects.

Map of Australia pinpointing the location of each of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund projects and studies.

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