Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program
Applications for Round 1 of the small grants stream for the program are now open. Applications close on 31 March 2021.
We consulted Basin communities on the program design. Read the community feedback.
The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.
This program is part of the Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.
The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is being delivered in 2 streams:
- a small grants stream, for projects between $5,000 and $50,000
- a large grants stream for projects over $50,001.
Round 1 of the small grants stream is now open for applications. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply. Applications will close at 9pm AEDT on 31 March 2021.
Contact the Community Grants Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 020 283 if you have questions about the program.
Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream will open in mid-2021.
Community feedback on program guidelines
We consulted Basin communities on program design, including the draft guidelines between 18 December 2020 and 22 January 2021.
You can read the feedback received and the changes made to the guidelines in the report below.
Download the community feedback report
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, 2021
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|Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program – Community feedback report DOCX||39||1.1 MB|
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Written submissions received
A number of stakeholders and individuals also made written submissions.
We would like to thank all those who made a submission.
Disclaimer: Submissions have been published below unless authors have not authorised publication of their submission on the department’s webpage. Personal information has been redacted in some submissions, including where the submitter did not wish to be identified.
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Published submissions may not meet Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the department.
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|Fiona and Phil Murdoch PDF||1||10 KB|
|Fiona Hamer PDF||3||131 KB|
|Murray Valley Private Diverters PDF||5||123 KB|
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|Peter S Bourn PDF||1||51 KB|
|Timothy Ashton PDF||3||43 KB|