National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns

​​​The National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns funded practical projects that save water and reduce water losses in cities and towns nationally, predominately in towns with populations of less than 50,000.  It included the COAG water reform work program - Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote Communities (including Indigenous Communities) initiative projects.

The National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns programme is closed and no future funding rounds are planned at this time.

Project maps

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New South Wales

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
Bathurst Water Filtration Plant - Supernatant Recycling Project Bathurst, NSW $826,444
Bellbrook Water Treatment Plant Bellbrook, NSW $700,000
Chaffey Dam Augmentation Project Tamworth, NSW $18,145,000
COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - New South Wales Walgett & Wilcannia, NSW $6,400,000
Cooks River Urban Water Initiative Sydney, NSW $2,000,000
Lithgow Golf Course Recycled Water Project Lithgow, NSW $350,000
MidCoast Water - Water Recycling & Reuse Program Hawks Nest, Tuncurry, Harrington $6,189,000
Nambucca Water Security Project Nambucca, NSW $10,000,000
Oberon Timber Complex Water Support Initiative Oberon, NSW $109,931
Penrith Recycled Water Scheme Stage 2 Penrith, NSW $2,700,000
Port Macquarie Potable Water Reduction Project Port Macquarie, NSW $350,000
Split Rock to Barraba Pipeline Barraba, NSW $6,550,000
Sustainable Water Management Project Wingecarribee Shire, NSW $606,725
Water Audits and Rebates for Large Water Users Eurobodalla Shire, NSW $127,866

Queensland

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - Queensland Wujal Wujal, Woorabinda, Mornington Island, Doomadgee, Aurukun & Hope $8,496,000
Long Term Water Security Plan for Rolleston Rolleston, QLD $972,500
Mossman Recycled Water Scheme Mossman, QLD $2,119,670
Port Douglas Water Demand Management Project Port Douglas, QLD $939,136
Potable Water Infrastructure Improvement Project Birdsville & Bedourie, QLD $700,000
Proud Mary: Smart Water - Modernising Maryborough's Water and Wastewater Systems Maryborough, QLD $5,739,471
Ridges at Peregian Springs Climate Change Adaptive Urban Development Peregian Springs, QLD $137,000
Rockhampton to Gladstone Pipeline Rockhampton, QLD $10,000,000
Upgrade to Blackall Water Reticulation System Blackall, QLD $430,000
Western Downs Smart Metering Western Downs Region, QLD $405,000

South Australia

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
Berri-Barmera Council Drip Irrigation Installation Berri, Barmera, Cobdogla & Monash, SA $1,084,526
COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - South Australia Amata & Mimili, SA $5,550,000
'Fit for Purpose' - Supplementary Water Schemes Freeling & Kapunda, SA $975,394
McLaren Vale Recycled Water McLaren Vale, SA $3,500,000
Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange Reclaimed Water Reuse Project Naracoorte, SA $1,850,000
Port Augusta Wastewater Reuse Scheme Port Augusta, SA $914,500
Port Pirie Community Water Reuse Project Port Pirie, SA $2,500,000
Salisbury Stormwater Harvesting Project City of Salisbury, SA $6,550,000
Securing the Potable Water Supply - Water Reuse Scheme Port Lincoln, SA $459,150
Statewide Cities and Towns Project, Local Government Association of SA Statewide SA $7,169,000
Waterproofing Ceduna Ceduna, SA $740,000
Waterproofing Whyalla - Extension to Recycled Water Irrigation Network Whyalla, SA $2,271,340

Tasmania

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
Derwent Estuary Recycling and Irrigation System Clarence, Tas $10,500,000
Huon Valley Regional Water Scheme Huon Valley, Tas $12,000,000
Kingborough Sports Precinct Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Kingborough, Tas $18,330
Water Metering Tasmania Statewide Tas $10,000,000

Victoria

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
Cranbourne Aquatic & Leisure Centre Cranbourne, Vic $5,000,000
Croydon Leisure and Aquatic Centre & Croydon Memorial Pool Croydon, Vic $366,000
Phillip Island Recycled Water Scheme Phillip Island, Vic $2,850,000
Recycled Water Plant for Victorian Surf Coast Corridor Black Rock, Vic $10,000,000
Reducing Water Loss in the Otway Water Supply System Warrnambool, Vic $559,440
Securing Water for Sunbury Community Facilities Sunbury, Vic $259,000

Western Australia

Description Location Australian Government Funding
(GST exclusive)
Busselton Water Meter Reading Retrofit Busselton, WA $763,288
COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - Western Australia Warmun & Ardyaloon, WA $11,000,000
East Pilbara Integrated Water Efficiency East Pilbara, WA $2,150,000
Goldfields Integrated Water Efficiency Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA $2,150,000
Great Southern Integrated Water Efficiency Albany & Denmark, WA $2,388,800
Greater Geraldton Stormwater Harvesting and Efficiency Geraldton, WA $3,000,000
ICLEI Oceania Regional WA $20,500
Increasing Merredin's Stormwater Holding Capacity & Minimising Evaporation Water Losses Merredin, WA $410,679
Kalbarri Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Kalbarri, WA $1,950,000
Kimberley Integrated Water Efficiency Broome & Halls Creek, WA $1,356,850
Mundijong Whitby Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire $200,000
Restoration of Hyde Park Lakes Hyde Park, WA $1,500,000
Subiaco In-Plant Water Treatment Subiaco, WA $2,455,000
Urban Waterways Renewal Project Canning and Southern River, Perth, WA $4,000,000
West Pilbara Integrated Water Efficiency West Pilbara, WA $4,950,000

Australian Capital Territory

Description Location Australian Government Funding (GST exclusive)
Australian National Botanic Gardens Non-Potable Pipeline Canberra, ACT $1,500,000

Northern Territory

Description Location Australian Government Funding (GST exclusive)
Alice Springs Desert Smart Water Plan Alice Springs, NT $7,490,000
COAG Strategy on Water and Wastewater Services in Remote (including Indigenous) Communities - Northern Territory Galiwinku, Angurugu, Umbakumba, Nguiu & Wadeye, NT $20,250,000
Last reviewed: 22 April 2021
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