Community Water Supplies Partnership (CWSP) Program - CLOSING DATE 12 APRIL 2024

Published on Thursday, 4 April 2024 at 1:10:01 PM

The Rural Water Planning section of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation manage the Community Water Supplies Partnership (CWSP) program, please see below for details.


Applications close 12 April 2024.

Applications will be assessed as they come in, funding will be first in until money is exhausted.


Program objectives

  • To assist broadacre farming communities in establishing or improving non-potable water supplies
  • Increase water available for emergency livestock and firefighting to better prepare communities for periods of low rainfall
  • Ensure water is available for public amenities to reduce reliance on potable water supplies for non-potable needs and
  • Provide assistance to areas that have a history of water deficiency or where on-farm and non-potable community water supplies are unreliable


What are the priority funding objectives?

  • Establish or upgrade strategic emergency water supplies for firefighting and livestock 
  • A project must provide clear benefits to the community
  • Reduce reliance on scheme water; and 
  • Increase public amenities through the irrigation of open spaces, such as ovals, gardens and parks


How much funding is available?

  • Up to $100,000 is available for each project and all funds must be acquitted within two years of award
  • Funding requests of above $100,000 may be considered subject to approval by the department 
  • Multiple projects can be applied for per LGA


How much co-contribution must applicants make?

  • Applicants must contribute a minimum of 30 per cent of the total project cost
  • Greater co-contribution ratios will be held in higher regard
  • Contribution may include in-kind funding


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