The South Australian Government is offering funding of between $5,000 and $20,000 for projects that will contribute to the state’s Riverine Recovery Project (RRP).
RRP is a $98 million joint Australian and State Government initiative to improve the health of the River Murray and its wetlands and floodplains from the South Australian border to Wellington.
According to a statement from Natural Resources the SA Murray-Darling basin, the project aims to use “adaptive management and engineering solutions to bring back flow variations that existed before locks, weirs and causeways were built.”
“It will also deliver up to 15 gigalitres of environmental water savings to the Australian Government, to be used for environmental purposes in the southern-connected basin,” they said.
Through yourSAy’s ‘Fund my Project’ section, the state government is hoping eligible community groups, individuals and organisations will apply for funding to promote the environmental objectives of the RRP.
You can find more information at yourSAy.sa.gov.au.
YourSAy is also inviting residents of the Port Pirie, Wakefield, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Mount Remarkable, Barunga West, The Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula Council communities to submit an idea for a project that will benefit the entire community.
As part of the Country Cabinet program, the key dates for Fund My Idea – Port Pirie Yorke and Mid North are:
- Monday 20 March – Submissions open
- Monday 24 April – Submissions close 5pm
- Monday 1 May – Voting opens 9am
- Monday 29 May – Voting closes 5pm
A total pool of up to $50,000 is available to fund projects as part of Fund My Idea – Port Pirie Yorke and Mid North. Between one and three projects may be funded.