Planning new water infrastructure for South Australia

18 September 2021

The Australian Government is providing $1.8 million through the National Water Grid Fund to investigate the future construction of new water infrastructure projects in Eden Valley and Clare Valley, South Australia.

The funding includes $1 million towards the Eden Valley Water preliminary business case and $800,000 towards the Clare Valley Water preliminary business case.

These regions support primary industries such as livestock and produce high-quality wine. Access to secure water sources is critical to these industries.

The Eden Valley Water project proposal would see the construction of new pipelines, pump stations and storage infrastructure to deliver irrigation quality water to an area covering approximately 20,000 hectares.

In Clare Valley, a proposed pipeline from the Bundaleer Reservoir to Clare could deliver an extra 4,000 megalitres a year of new water to the viticulture industry for supplementary watering programs.

The Government is focused on ensuring farmers and growers have the irrigation they need to grow the crops and produce Australia and the world rely on.

Read more in the Deputy Prime Minister’s media release.