NSW Sustaining the Basin: Irrigated Farm Modernisation
An irrigation infrastructure modernisation initiative for New South Wales
Sustaining the Basin: Irrigated Farm Modernisation (STBIFM) is a program being delivered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The Australian Government are providing $83M of funding from the 'Sustainable Rural Water Use & Infrastructure' program.
STBIFM will improve the long term sustainability of regional communities by allowing irrigators to maintain or improve productivity, adapt to reduced water availability and provide water back to the environment through upgrading irrigation infrastructure in the NSW Border Rivers, Gwydir, Namoi/Peel and Macquarie/Cudgegong water management areas.
STBIFM aims to achieve water savings by improving on-farm water use efficiency (WUE) and reduce the direct extraction of water from the regulated river water sources from each valley.
STBIFM will be implemented up to October 2017 however, annual reviews of the uptake of the infrastructure incentives will guide the ongoing availability of funding opportunities and continuation of the project.
DPI will also develop and deliver a capacity building and skills development program to complement the infrastructure incentives.
For further specific enquiries on STBIFM please email: IFM.Info@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Revised guidelines for Round 3 now available.
Application development workshops
DPI are offering a series of application development workshops to assist applicants to develop competitive project applications and learn from some of the planning and costing pitfalls experienced by irrigators in Rounds 1 and 2.
Irrigators and their irrigation consultants are encouraged to attend one of the 3 hour workshops to discuss, first hand, with DPI staff the process for developing a competitive funding application.
Monday 15 September 2014 1.00 pm Gunnedah Services Bowling Club, Connadilly St, Gunnedah
Monday 29 September 2014 1.00 pm Wee Waa Bowling Club, 69 Alma St, Wee Waa
Tuesday 30 September 2014 10.00 am Goondiwindi Training & Technology Centre, Russell St, Goondiwindi
In this section
- Eligibility and incentives
Eligibility criteria, project area maps, incentives available, case studies and testimonials.
- IFWUEAs and Irrigation Consultants
IFWUEA funding guidelines, how to submit an EOI, Example IFWUEA and forms.
Training opportunities and course information.
- Useful resources
General resources, irrigation management and evaluation resources, case studies, slide shows and videos.
- Useful links
Links to relevant programs and stakeholder websites.
- Update bulletins