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$10m in water grants up for grabs

October 20, 2010
Businesses, local councils and community groups across Victoria can receive money in a $10 million water-saving initiative from the State Government.
The Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund provides funding for large projects where drinking-quality water is not needed. The $6 million first round of the grants program will target large water users to help save billions of litres of drinking water. It is open to all non-residential water customers that use more than 10 million litres per year.
Another round of funding will be available for businesses, community groups and sporting clubs for smaller, localised projects. The government will provide up to $1 million in funding, matching a company or council’s investment dollar for dollar. The amount of funding for projects will be influenced by the volume of drinking water that can be saved from the project.
Business and local councils have until April 24 to register an expression of interest. Details can be found here or by calling 136 186.


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