Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program

The Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program (the program) is supporting economic development projects in identified communities impacted by water recovery under the Basin Plan.

Further funding for the program has been announced in the Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package. More details about future grant rounds will be made available here in due course.

Funding will help eligible communities to develop their economies, increase job opportunities and enhance their resilience to manage current and future economic challenges.

Round 1 of the program provides up to $24.4 million in funding over 4 years to support 42 projects across 15 communities.

Round 2 of the program provides funding of up to $14.4 million to support 32 projects across 29 Basin communities.

More information on the program and each funding round can be found in the guidelines and downloaded from the bottom of this page.

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Successful Round 2 applications

The following applications were successful under the second round of the program:

Entity Community/Communities State/s Project Short Name Funding (GST excl)
Balonne Shire Council Mungindi NSW
QLD
Mungindi River Park Upgrade - Stages 2 & 3 $239,000
Balonne Shire Council Mungindi NSW
QLD
Cross-Border Mungindi Sculpture River Walk $68,000
Barooga Sports Club Ltd Berrigan-Finley, Cobram VIC Cobram Barooga Golf Club Entertainment Driving Range $600,000
Bourke Shire Council Bourke NSW Bourke Olympic Swimming Pool - Efficient Water Filtration $450,000
Brewarrina Shire Council Brewarrina NSW Brewarrina Outback Technology Hub and Museum $450,000
Campaspe Shire Council Kyabram-Tatura VIC Kickstart Kyabram Fauna Park $550,000
Campaspe Shire Council Kyabram-Tatura VIC Stanhope Ready to Go & Grow $183,211
Coorong District Council Tailem Bend SA Wellington East Parks Activation Project $448,857
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Waikerie SA Waikerie Central Business District (CBD) Revitalisation $450,000
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Waikerie SA Waikerie Riverfront Revitalisation Project $450,000
Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation Kyabram-Tatura VIC Tatura Library Redevelopment Fit Out $100,000
Hay Shire Council Hay NSW Recalibrate Hay Phase II $387,000
Menindee Enterprise Park Education Services Inc Menindee NSW Making Tracks $268,652
Mid Murray Council Blanchetown SA Blanchetown Revitalisation Project $450,000
Mid Murray Council Mannum SA Mannum Murray River and Heritage Tourism Project $447,818
Mid Murray Council Morgan SA Morgan Murray River Tourism Development $446,331
Moira Shire Cobram Vic Yarrawonga to Burramine Cycling and Walking Trail $617,950
Moree Plains Shire Council Moree NSW Smart Region Incubator and Co-working Space 'The Greenhouse' $515,468
Murray Dairy Limited Cobram, Kerang-Cohuna, Kyabram-Tatura, Pyramid Hill-Boort, Shepparton Irrigation Area, Swan Hill, Berrigan-Finley NSW
VIC
Fodder for the Future $1,607,950
Murray House Wentworth Aged Care Ltd Wentworth NSW Murray House Wentworth Aged Care Enhancement Program $174,480
Murray River Council Deniboota NSW Murray Plains Meat Cooperative Micro-Abattoir $450,000
Narrabri and District Chamber of Commerce Incorporated Wee Waa NSW Yarrie Lake Water Security Project $450,000
Narromine Shire Council Narromine NSW Narromine Aerodrome Industrial Park - Hangar Development $450,000
Outback Academy Australia Limited Denimein, Mannum, Mildura, Morgan, Murray Bridge, Shepparton Irrigation Area, Swan Hill/VIC, West Berriquin NSW
VIC
SA
Follow the Flowers: Aboriginal Cooperative Business for the Murray Corridor $1,110,000
Ozfish Unlimited Limited Coomealla, Cullulleraine, Mildura NSW
VIC
River Repair Bus $430,000
Queensland Murray-Darling Catchment Limited Mungindi NSW
QLD
Mungindi Aboriginal Rangers - Recovery through Tourism and Agriculture $467,173
Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Incorporated Blanchetown, Mannum, Morgan, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Waikerie SA Murray River Agritourism and Food Cluster - Stages 2 and 3 $250,000
Rural City of Murray Bridge Murray Bridge SA Murray Bridge Riverfront Development - Sturt Reserve $450,000
Sunraysia Rural Counselling Service Inc. Cullulleraine, Kerang-Cohuna, Mildura, Pyramid Hill-Boort, Swan Hill NSW
VIC
SunRCS Business Plus $450,000
Walgett Shire Council Walgett NSW Construction of Youth Centre inside Walgett's new PCYC $450,000
Wee Waa Community Arts and Cultural Centre Incorporated Wee Waa NSW Wee Waa Community Arts and Cultural Centre & Tours Facility $382,197
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Kyabram-Tatura, Shepparton Irrigation Area VIC Yorta Yorta Cultural Immersion Programme and Glamping Accommodation Pilot $125,500

Round 1 projects

Entity Community/Communities State/s Project Short Name Funding (GST excl)
Walgett Shire Council Collarenebri NSW Creating capacity, industry and connection in the Collarenebri Community $476,000
Walgett Shire Council Collarenebri NSW Collarenebri Showground Refurbishment $488,000
Warren Shire Council Warren NSW Improvement of Regional Structures $3,521,588
Wakool Community Progress Association Wakool NSW Wakool Silo Art Project $39,310
Western Murray Land Improvement Group Incorporated Wakool NSW Agrisystem Development $500,000
Western Murray Land Improvement Group Incorporated Wakool NSW Business Development and Innovation Project $500,000
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi QLD Dirranbandi Rural Transaction Centre Hub - E-Technology Upgrade and Pilot $82,500
Dirranbandi Landcare Group Inc Dirranbandi QLD Dirranbandi Seasons - Landscape Information Boards $12,915
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi QLD Dirranbandi Thermal Hot Springs $875,000
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi QLD Dirranbandi Showgrounds - Irrigation Upgrade $70,000
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi QLD Business Improvement Scheme $492,000
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi
St George
QLD Balonne Shire Digital Connectivity Project - Stages 3 & 4 $1,000,000
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi
St George
QLD Business Mentoring Project $499,100
Balonne Shire Council Dirranbandi
St George
QLD Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing $5,000,000
Care Balonne Assn Inc Dirranbandi
St George
QLD Digital literacy and business marketing workshops $95,000
Goondir Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Health Services Dirranbandi
St George
QLD St George Community Well Being Centre (CWBC) $500,000
South West Indigenous Corporation St George QLD Indigenous Languages and Cultural Immersion Project $500,000
Weribone Jack Family Descendants Aboriginal Corporation St George QLD WJC Cultural Learning Ground $40,000
Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corp Cunnamulla QLD Chronic Disease and Wellbeing Centre $710,000
Coorong District Council Lower Lakes SA Meningie Jetty Upgrade for Vessels $500,000
Coorong District Council Lower Lakes SA Revitalising Raukkan Walk, Ride, Stay and Play $500,000
Goolwa To Wellington Local Action Planning Association Incorporated Lower Lakes SA Lower Lakes Visitor Access Trails $247,580
Milang and District Community Association Incorporated Lower Lakes SA Milang Lakeside Butter Factory Restoration $308,260
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Loxton SA Loxton Tourist Park Upgrade $500,024
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Loxton SA Loxton Wharf Upgrade Project $350,000
Mid Murray Council Swan Reach SA The Swan Reach and Nildottie River Murray Maritime Trail $130,000
Mid Murray Council Swan Reach SA Swan Reach and Nildottie Tourism Project Murray Coorong Trail $438,789
Barmera Golf Club Inc Cobdogla-Barmera SA Barmera Golf Club Clubhouse Upgrade $205,756
Berri Barmera Council Cobdogla-Barmera SA Lake Bonney Nature and Cultural Tourism Project $500,000
Moorook Kingston-On-Murray Community Association Incorporated Cobdogla-Barmera SA Moorook Ecotourism Trail $236,880
Berri Hotel Incorporated Berri SA Berri Hotel Incorporated Accommodation Development (stage 1) $500,000
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Berri
Cobdogla-Barmera
Loxton
SA Riverland Smart Agricultural Project $500,000
Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Incorporated Berri
Cobdogla-Barmera
Loxton
Swan Reach
SA The Murray River Agritourism and Food Regional Development Program $250,000
Campaspe Shire Council Rochester VIC Rochester Riverside Holiday Park Re-invigoration $500,000
Campaspe Shire Council Rochester VIC Rochester Revitalisation $448,000
Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Rochester VIC Rochester Business Network - Tourism and Marketing Project $500,000
Chaffey Aged Care Incorporated Merbein VIC Chaffey Early Learning Centre $500,000
Dried Fruits Australia Inc Colignan
Merbein
Red Cliffs
VIC Generating agtech capacity to deliver high yielding dried grape production $396,520
Red Cliffs and Community Aged Care Red Cliffs VIC Community Health Building for the Red Cliffs community $203,680
Red Cliffs Golf Club Inc Red Cliffs VIC Red Cliffs Golf Club supporting the local community by providing a RV camping site $245,760
Sunraysia Rural Counselling Service Inc Colignan
Merbein
Red Cliffs
Rochester
Wakool
VIC SunRCS Small Biz Plus Community $500,000
Murray Darling Association Incorporated All 15 Communities VIC
NSW
QLD
SA
Basin Communities Leadership Program $500,000

Download

Document Pages File size
Round 1 Guidelines PDF 26 545 KB
Round 1 Guidelines DOCX​​​​​ 26 152 KB
Round 1 Guidelines Attachment – Community Maps PDF  22 15.5 MB
Round 2 Guidelines PDF 27 545 KB
Round 2 Guidelines DOCX​​​​​ 27 234 KB
Round 2 Guidelines Attachment – Community Maps PDF  22 15.5 MB

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Last reviewed: 4 September 2020
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