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GAB infrastructure co-funding ending soon

News release
05 July 2022

Do you own a Great Artesian Basin (GAB) well?

Owners of GAB wells should act now to secure co-funding to improve GAB infrastructure from the Improving Great Artesian Basin Drought Resilience (IGABDR) program for eligible projects. The IGABDR program has been operating since 2019 with nearly 30 projects completed reducing uncontrolled flow of GAB water by more than 1440 ML per year. That’s equivalent to over one and a half Olympic size pools every day.

The program ends in June 2024 and landholders are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest now to secure funding before the program becomes fully allocated and submissions close. Importantly the EOI does not bind the applicant and enables the project to be reviewed for eligibility and funding.

As landholders are aware, it can take time to secure contractors for well repairs or installation of water infrastructure so it is important to act now to ensure project completion before the end of the program. More information about the program is available here, or contact Aaron Smith on 0417 643 956 or aaron.smith3@sa.gov.au