Wheatbelt to Benefit from Water Funding

October 02, 2017 at 2:30 PM


Three Wheatbelt shires will receive funding for non-potable water supply projects. 

The Wheatbelt Shires of Cunderdin, Toodyay and Wongan-Ballidu along with five other regional shires will share in funding of over $2.1 million for eight non-potable water supply projects. 

Projects approved under the Watering WA Towns and Farms program for new or upgraded non-potable water supplies in rural towns and on farms will share in more than $4 million. 127 farms in areas accessing reticulated scheme water that have successfully participated in water audits under Watering WA Farms in the 2016-17 financial year will receive contributions of up to $20,000. 

Water quality improvement projects in the Lower Avon covering restoration of native vegetation, nutrient mapping and management, and water quality monitoring will receive $1.65 million. 

"The work in the Lower Avon will help improve the health of waterways that are iconic to this area and support tourism and recreation, and riparian uses,” said Dave Kelly, Minister for Water. 

A total of $12.75 million has been committed to rural water projects over the next three years to support regional communities in areas of low rainfall. 

Read full media release here…


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