Australian Capital Territory water programmes in the Murray-Darling Basin

​​​​​​State Priority Project: Improving long term water quality in the ACT and the Murrumbidgee river system

The Australian Government will provide up to $85 million for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to conduct a 2-phase project to improve water quality in ACT waterways allowing residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy the benefits of healthy, functioning rivers and lakes and contribute significantly to improved water quality in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Phase 1, now complete,  involved implementing a comprehensive ACT-wide water quality monitoring programme, focusing on 6 priority catchments.

Analysis of data collected during Phase 1 has been used to inform the second phase of the project, currently underway, which involves construction of infrastructure works capable of delivering the required water quality improvements in each catchment.

This project is to be completed by June 2019.

See Healthy Waterways on the ACT Government Environment and Planning Directorate—Environment website for details.

See also:

Water Management Partnership Agreement for Australian Capital Territory and associated project schedules

In 2010 a Water Management Partnership Agreement (WMPA) was completed between the Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory.​ Each project has a project schedule (funding agreement) under the WMPA.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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