The third round (“tranche”) of the Environmental Contribution (EC3) was established in June 2012 and ceased on 30 June 2016, generating $405.3 million.
Most initiatives allocated funding under the third tranche have now been completed.
The third tranche of the EC funded $37.6 million of project expenditure in 2016-17. This brings total EC3 expenditure as at 30 June 2017 to $365.5 million, with $39.8 million remaining to be spent.
Ongoing EC3 initiatives
The 2016-17 state budget allocated all remaining third tranche funding to several new projects to be delivered up until 2018-19. Reports detailing expenditure and progress on these initiatives are available below. These will be updated annually until projects are completed.
- Managing Groundwater for Bendigo Mines
- Lance Creek Water Security Project
- South West Loddon Rural Water Supply
Completed EC3 initiatives
Reports on expenditure and achievements of all completed EC3 funded initiatives are available below.