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Irrigation Incentives

The Mallee CMA in association with its project partner, the Department of Primary Industries, conduct rounds of irrigation incentives to promote the adoption of irrigation best management practices.

welcome-photo-3.jpgIrrigation incentives are only available to Mallee irrigators on historic development or those irrigators who are on pre-1993 developments and are not available for growers wishing to develop new areas of irrigation. Incentives are provided to encourage growers to improve water use efficiency and reduce drainage impacts on the environment.

Currently there are no rounds of irrigation incentives being conducted by the Mallee CMA.

When irrigation incentives are on offer they are widely promoted and advertised through this website and the local media. It is suggested that growers interested in irrigation incentive regularly check this website for updates.

Incentive types and rates may vary with each round but traditionally we have provided the following financial incentives:

  • Up to 50% of the costs associated with the development of Irrigation, Drainage Management Plans (soil surveys)

  • Up to 90% of the costs associated with the completion of irrigation system checks whereby pressurised systems are performance rated to identify inherit faults

  • Up to 25% of the costs associated with the upgrading of irrigation systems

  • Up to 50% of the costs associated with the purchase and installation of scheduling equipment

Please note that pre-requisites and conditions apply.

 

Sunraysia & Nyah to South Australian Border Salinity Management Plan Rebates

Irrigators within the Sunraysia Salinity Management Plan area or the Nyah to South Australian Border Salinity Management plan area pay environmental levies, which are used to fund contributions to Water Use Efficiency Programs. Part of the program comprises irrigation rebates paid on completion of various on-farm activities, including:

  • Up to 50% of the costs associated with the development of Irrigation, Drainage Management Plans (soil surveys)

  • Up to 90% of the costs associated with the completion of irrigation system checks whereby pressurised systems are performance rated to identify inherit faults

  • Up to 25% of the headworks costs associated with the upgrading furrow/flood irrigation systems to pressurised systems.

Rebates are not available to irrigators who have accessed other financial incentives/rebates/grants for the same piece of work. The availability of the rebates depend upon the amount of pooled funding.

For more information on the availability of Sunraysia or Nyah to South Australian Border Salinity Management Plan rebates please contact:

Maxine Schache at the Department of Environment and  Primary Industries on 03 5051 4500.

 

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