Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program

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Consultation has concluded

The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.

The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is being delivered in 2 streams, a small grants stream and a large grants stream.

How you had your say

The consultation on program design and the draft guidelines was open from 18 December 2020 to 22 January 2021.

Watch the video below to learn more about the consultation we did.

Download transcript of video DOCX [125 KB]

If you have difficulty accessing these files, please visit web accessibility.

The survey results are also summarised below. You can also read the community feedback report on the feedback we received, and the changes we made to the guidelines in response.

In addition, we sought feedback after Round 1 on what changes could be made to increase participation in the program. We made changes to Round 2 based on this feedback, including:

  • increasing the maximum value of small grants to $100,000
  • expanding eligibility so many state and local government entities, as well as peak industry bodies, are eligible in both grant streams
  • increasing the time available to apply from 4 to 6 weeks
  • advertising the opening of Round 2 on radio.

The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.

The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is being delivered in 2 streams, a small grants stream and a large grants stream.

How you had your say

The consultation on program design and the draft guidelines was open from 18 December 2020 to 22 January 2021.

Watch the video below to learn more about the consultation we did.

Download transcript of video DOCX [125 KB]

If you have difficulty accessing these files, please visit web accessibility.

The survey results are also summarised below. You can also read the community feedback report on the feedback we received, and the changes we made to the guidelines in response.

In addition, we sought feedback after Round 1 on what changes could be made to increase participation in the program. We made changes to Round 2 based on this feedback, including:

  • increasing the maximum value of small grants to $100,000
  • expanding eligibility so many state and local government entities, as well as peak industry bodies, are eligible in both grant streams
  • increasing the time available to apply from 4 to 6 weeks
  • advertising the opening of Round 2 on radio.