Gippsland › Latest news › West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
Irrigators in Lake Wellington catchment are encouraged to apply for Sustainable Irrigation 2022/23 grant of up to $30,000
Irrigators in or near the Macalister Irrigation Area (MIA), can now apply to secure funding for farm plans or irrigation system upgrades.
Agriculture Victoria Irrigation extension officer, Alexis Killoran, said irrigators should now apply to the Central Gippsland Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program. "We want to support as many irrigators as possible to upgrade their systems. Improving irrigation systems allows farmers to use their water entitlement better, save money and water, and increase farm productivity," she said.
From left to right, Ash Oldham (SRW), Alan Clyne (Dairy Farmer), Alexis Killoren (Agriculture Victoria)
Grant application period
Miss Killoran said up to $10,000 per project is available for farm plans, with businesses able to apply for two seperate farm projects. "Irrigators wanting to upgrade their systems (flood to spray, reuse systems or best practice surface irrigation) can apply for up to $20,000 for on project per business. Applications for irrigation upgrade projects close on Wednesday 31 August, and must be supported by a current and approved farm plan." she said.
Ms Killoran added, "Applications for farm plan projects close once all funds are allocated, or on 31 August, whichever occurs first. If you've had farm planning or irrigation upgrades on your to-do list, we suggest getting your application in as soon as possible."
The Central Gippsland Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program is run by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and Agriculture Victoria, and funded by the state government's Sustainable Irrigation Program. You can apply for funding by visiting 'Irrigation Incentives Farm Planning' web page.
Published by: email@example.com
Latest NewsNew registration process and and fee structure for short stay accommodation in Bass Coast Shire
Free Rapid Antigen Tests priority for high-risk community members from South Gippsland Council
Help for Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists to boost psychiatry workforce pledged for election by Victorian Liberal and Nationals
Nathan Hersey elected as Mayor and Clare Williams as Deputy Mayor for 2023 term at South Gippsland Shire Council
No boating activity allowed at Lake Glenmaggiee unless exempted by Southern Rural Water
Range of activities for Activism campaign in Latrobe City from 25 November to 10 December 2022
Baw Baw Shire Council meeting snapshot 23 November 2022
Kyra Collins named Young Planner of the Year at Planning Institute of Australia Awards 2022 as East Gippsland Shire Council Planning Officer
Make it easier for older Australian to earn more will make a huge difference to lifestyle and opportunities
Baw Baw Shire Council worked with Storytowns to develop audio tour podcast to help visitors explore local attractions