South Australian River Murray irrigators are now able to prepare proposals and apply for funds from Round One of the long-awaited $240 million Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).
Agriculture Food and Fisheries Minister Gail Gago said the Federal Government has approved the 3IP Guidelines, a key component of the $265 South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS).
The program, which was put in place by the former Federal Labor Government, aims to deliver benefits to irrigators throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia and to assist the State in achieving water recovery targets set out in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The package will help return 40 gigalitres of water to the River Murray.
Irrigators are invited to attend one of the information sessions on Wednesday 11th from 10am till 12noon in the Murray Bridge Community Club or later in the day at the Renmark Club from 5pm till 7pm. Competitive proposals for activities deemed eligible under the 3IP guidelines can now be submitted to PIRSA.
The Guidelines and the Expression of Interest (EOI) forms are now available for download from the 3IP website