Round 2 Planning projects—Strengthening Basin Communities

The Planning component of the Strengthening Basin Communities Program enabled local government bodies in the Murray-Darling Basin to apply, either as an individual local government, a consortium of local governments or an established regional organisation of councils, for grants. The funding rounds were designed to systematically assess the risks and implications associated with climate change, with a particular focus on water availability, and then to review existing plans or develop new plans to take account of these risks and implications.

This programme is closed and no future funding rounds are planned at this time.

Second round of funding

The second funding round for the Planning component resulted in the allocation of $5 million to 38 councils in the Basin to conduct 26 separate projects.

Round 2 successful projects, announced 10 November 2010

Local government(s)

Project title

Funding granted $

Western Downs Regional Council

Preparation of Case and Option Studies Considering Sustainability Variations of Water Supplies Adversely Impacted by Climate Change


Hay Shire Council

Tackling Climate Change & Water Security – Hay Shire's Strategic Approach


Queanbeyan City Council

Queanbeyan River Corridor Plan of Management and Platypus Awareness Conservation Plan


Palerang Council

Palerang /MDB Water Sustainability Snapshot and Adaptation Planning


Moree Plains Shire Council

Adaptation Planning for a Sustainable Future for Moree Plains Shire


Cowra Shire Council

Planning for Climate Change: Water Re-Use in Cowra


Broken Hill City Council

Strengthening Broken Hill - Climate Proofing Future Water Supply


Bourke Shire Council

Strengthening Bourke's Community: Planning for a sustainable water supply


Wakool Shire Council

Transformation for Resilient Landscapes, Livelihoods and Communities in the Wakool Shire


Carrathool Shire Council - offer was declined by Council

Building resilience against climate change


Albury City Council

Securing alternative water supplies for recreation reserves and other activities


Central Darling Shire Council

Integrated water cycle management and living with climate change - a plan for the Central Darling Shire Council


Wellington Shire Council

Climate change adaptation in the Wellington LGA


Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Council - Water Optimisation Survey and Design Project


Loddon Shire Council

Living with less water adaptation strategies for the new dryland


Mount Alexander Shire Council

A new way forward for Baringhup


Hindmarsh Shire Council

Integrated Adaptation into Local Development Processes


City of Greater Bendigo

Adaptive Stormwater Management in Bendigo and Castlemaine


Greater Shepparton City Council

A Future Without Water Entitlements: Effects on a Changing Climate on Farming Communities in the Greater Shepparton Area


Swan Hill Rural City Council

Securing our Economic Future - Adapting to a Changing Environment


Strathbogie Shire Council

Strengthening Strathbogie in a Changing Climate


City of Wodonga

Water in North East Victoria - Socio economic Adaptation Planning


Coorong District Council

Climate Change Implications for the Coorong District Local Action Plan


Coorong District Council

The Coorong District Council Tourism and Economic Development Plan 2011-2015


Mid Murray Council

Integrated Water Management Planning - Phase 2 - Regional Council of Goyder and Mid Murray Council


Rural City of Murray Bridge

Mt Barker - Murray Bridge Recycled Water Pipeline Feasibility Study


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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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