Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2)

Category Regional Development

Status Open

Delivered on behalf of the Department of Agriculture

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under Outcome 3.1 Water Reform – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) grants are funded from 2019-20 to 2022-23. The second round of the program is open to 31 eligible communities including: those moderately impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; those impacted by the proposed acquisition of A Class licenses in the Lower Darling and Barwon-Darling; and those announced as eligible during the 2019 federal election period. Only these identified communities are eligible for funding as part of this grant opportunity. For more information on the identified communities, please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, Section 5.2 and Appendix A.

The objective of the program is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

More information

More information about the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2), as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Appendix A to Grant Opportunity Guidelines - Maps of communities eligible for funding under the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2)
  • Questions and Answers
  • Project Budget template
  • Project Plan template
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement
  • Standard conditions
  • Supplementary conditions

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If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

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Please quote 2019-3406 – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents