The Goulburn Broken CMA, on behalf of the Consortium, is currently negotiating with funding bodies the potential for future funding rounds.
Funding is released in rounds. Round 5 Registrations of Interest for projects have NOW CLOSED.
The Victorian Farm Modernisation Project (VFMP) includes an option of a final round of funding of $20 million, but this is still subject to Victoria meeting Murray Darling Basin Plan requirements. If the final VFMP round (Farm Water Program Round 6) is needed, a call for projects will be communicated by the CMA and Farm Water Consortium partners in future.
No details on $/ML, percentage transfer or other specific criteria are available for Round 6 at this point, as this still needs to be negotiated between the State & Commonwealth Governments. It is likely Whole Farm Plan would continue to be required as part of eligibility criteria, should another VFMP funding round be rolled out. Therefore, it is recommended irrigators review these and update them if necessary.
Irrigators are also encouraged to hold discussions on delivery system connections to properties with Goulburn-Murray Water Connections Program engagement officers where possible to enable them to be ready to participate, should a Round 6 be announced.
Further details will be provided when available.
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