Victoria turns the tap on IWCM funding
The Victorian Government has opened a $50 million fund aimed at supporting the development of iIntegrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) projects across the State under the Living Victoria initiative.
State Minister for Water, Peter Walsh, said that the Fund was now taking applications, saying it would ultimately drive a generational change to ensure better management of the State’s water resources, including rainwater, stormwater and recycled water.
“The fund will seek to assist IWCM projects that are already progressed in planning and which meet the objectives of the Living Victoria policy,” Mr Walsh said.
“In a subsequent round of funding, organisations like local councils, businesses, sporting and community groups, and schools will be able to apply for help with IWCM projects still in design stages.”
Mr Walsh said the initiative will be focused on improving the integration of water and urban planning to increase the use and ruse of alternative water sources to decrease the pressure placed on drinking water supplies.
More information on the funding can be found here