This initiative supports a more productive, efficient and sustainable irrigation industry through the management of water used for irrigation on farms. Funding is provided towards monitoring of the Basin Salinity Management Strategy, which continues to address salinity issues in the Murray-Darling Basin. The irrigation network in the Sunraysia region will also be upgraded as part of the Sunraysia Modernisation Project. This initiative will also support appropriate governance mechanisms.

Total project investment: $1.925 m

2014-15 expenditure: $1.8289 m 
2015-16 expenditure: $0.0961 m


During 2015-16, the Rural Water Management initiative supported project management and  governance of the Sunraysia Modernisation Project, in conjunction with the Sustainable Water Management – investment in irrigation initiative . This included support for the Project Control Group, which guides implementation of the regional project modernising irrigation within Sunraysia.

The Sunraysia Modernisation Project has continued to deliver its objectives, with the planned project milestones completed.

Page last updated: 30/10/18