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Improving GAB Drought Resilience

The Australian Government has made funding available for the installation and maintenance of wells and associated distribution networks. These funds are available on a cost sharing basis for landholders who are accessing water from the Great Artesian Basin.

Owners of wells completed within the Great Artesian Basin are invited to lodge an expression of interest to be involved in this program which will co-fund eligible water supply infrastructure projects that contribute to water security and drought resilience in the Great Artesian Basin.

This includes:

  • replacement of aging wells
  • decommissioning of wells
  • installation of water-tight distribution infrastructure
  • replacement of aging water distribution infrastructure.

Funding will be provided through the Commonwealth Government’s $27.6m Improving Great Artesian Basin Drought Resilience (IGABDR) program. This is a cooperative multi-state and territory (SA, NSW, QLD and NT), five-year program that commenced on 1 July 2019.

The SA Arid Lands Landscape Board is partnering with the Department for Environment and Water to deliver the program in South Australia.

Find out more about the Improving Great Artesian Basin Drought Resilience (IGABDR) program or complete an expression of interest form to register your interest in the program.

If you would like to discuss a proposal please contact the Board's Senior Water Officer on 0417 643 956.