Water Infrastructure Projects

Through the capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (the Fund) and the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility (the Loan Facility) the Australian Government is providing funding to fast track water infrastructure construction in partnership with the state and territory governments.

Funding from the capital component of the 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 Financial Relations National Partnerships—Environment.

Funding is committed to the following water infrastructure projects from the Fund and the Loan Facility.

New South Wales Government, through the Department of Industry

  • Wyangala Dam Raising (pending bilateral schedule and loan agreement)—Commitment of up to $325 million ex GST (comprising 50/50 Fund and Loan Facility)
  • Dungowan Dam (pending bilateral schedule and loan agreement)—Commitment of up to $242 million ex GST (comprising 50/50 Fund and Loan Facility)

Queensland Government, through the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

  • Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme—Funding of up to $11.63 million ex GST
  • Rookwood Weir (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $176.1 million ex GST
  • Warwick Recycled Water for Agriculture (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $790,240 ex GST

South Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

  • Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS)—Funding of $45.6 million ex GST
  • Coolanie Water Scheme—Funding of up to $715,000 ex GST
  • McLaren Vale Water Storage—Funding of up to $2.5 million ex GST

Tasmanian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

  • Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme—Funding of up to $25.27 million ex GST
  • Tasmanian Irrigation Tranche III: Phase One (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $100 million ex GST

Victorian Government, through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

  • Sunraysia Modernisation Project 2—Funding of up to $3.025 million ex GST
  • Macalister Irrigation District Modernisation Project Phase 1B—Funding of $20 million ex GST
  • South West Loddon Rural Water Supply Project—Funding of $20 million ex GST
  • Mitiamo and District Reticulated Water Supply Project (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $14.5 million ex GST
  • East Grampians Water Supply Project (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $32 million ex GST
  • Macalister Irrigation District Modernisation Project Phase 2 (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $31.3 million ex GST

Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

  • Myalup-Wellington Project (pending bilateral schedule agreement)—Funding of up to $140 million ex GST

Water Infrastructure Commitments

The Australian Government has committed funding to the following projects subject to completion of business cases, final approvals and/or matching funding commitments from state governments.

Queensland Government, through the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

  • Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme—Commitment of up to $39.7 million ex GST

Background

A short biography for the technical expert panel who assessed and provided advice to the Department on Expressions of Interest received by the closing dates in March and September 2017 is available DOCX: 21 KB PDF: 744 KB.

Further information

For further information on the capital component of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund, please contact waterinfrastructure@infrastructure.gov.au.