Water Infrastructure Projects

The Australian Government is providing funding to fast track water infrastructure construction in partnership with the state and territory governments. Funding is committed to the following water infrastructure projects.

New South Wales

  • Wyangala Dam Raising
    $650 million project, $325 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Dungowan Dam
    $484 million project, $242 million committed by the Australian Government

Queensland

  • Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme
    $28.1 million project, $11.6 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Warwick Recycled Water for Agriculture
    $1.58 million project, $790,000 committed by the Australian Government
  • Rookwood Weir
    $352.2 million project, $176.1 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Emu Swamp Dam (Granite Belt Irrigation Project)
    $84 million project, $42 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Hughenden Irrigation Scheme
    $180 million committed by the Australian Government, managed by the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority
  • Big Rocks Weir (Hells Gates Dam Scheme)
    $30 million committed by the Australian Government, managed by the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority
  • Charleston Dam Facility
    $17.575 million project, $13 million committed by the Australian Government

South Australia

  • Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS)
    $155.6 million project, $45.6 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Coolanie Water Scheme
    $1.4 million project, $715,000 committed by the Australian Government
  • McLaren Vale Water Storage
    $5.4 million project, $2.5 million committed by the Australian Government

Tasmania

  • Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme
    $57.3 million project, $25.3 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One
    $100 million committed by the Australian Government

Victoria

  • Sunraysia Modernisation Project 2 (completed)
    $6.9 million project, $3 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Macalister Irrigation District Modernisation Project Phase 1B
    $60 million project, $20 million committed by the Australian Government
  • South West Loddon Rural Water Supply Project
    $80.6 million project, $20 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Mitiamo and District Reticulated Water Supply Project
    $29 million project, $14.5 million committed by the Australian Government
  • East Grampians Water Supply Project
    $85.2 million project, $32 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Macalister Irrigation District Modernisation Project Phase 2
    $62.6 million project, $31.3 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Western Irrigation Network
    $116.3 million project, $48.1 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Lindenow Valley Water Security Scheme
    $10 million committed by the Australian Government.

Western Australia

  • Myalup-Wellington Project
    $396 million project, $140 million committed by the Australian Government
  • Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme
    $79.4 million project, $39.7 million committed by the Australian Government

Background

Funding from the capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund is only provided to state and territory governments through bilateral schedules to the National Partnership for the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund—Capital Component in accordance with the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009. To access the National Partnership Agreement or the bilateral schedule for each state, please refer to the Council on Federal Financial Relations National Partnerships—Environment.

Lindenow Valley Water Security Scheme and Charleston Dam Facility are funded and administered by other areas in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Further information

For further information on the capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, and for the projects that are funded and administered by other areas in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, please contact nwga@infrastructure.gov.au.