Thirteen organisations will share in $86 million to undertake innovative stormwater capture projects to help secure water supplies for Australian cities.
Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today announced the outcome of the first funding round for Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Projects while visiting Cheltenham in Adelaide with South Australian Premier Mike Rann.
The projects will also reduce stormwater pollution in local waterways and help maintain parks and gardens. The projects will source 100 per cent of their energy needs from renewable sources or fully offset the carbon impact of the project’s operations.
The closing date for the second round, originally 11 December 2009, has been extended to 10 February 2010 to provide as much time as possible for applicants to prepare robust proposals.
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