Water Sensitive SA

Water Sustainability Grants now open

Water Sustainability Grants now open

28 July 2020

Applications are now open for the Green Adelaide 2020-21 Water Sustainability Grants, and the closing date is Monday 31 August. Please see the application guide and application form.

The funding pool is up to nearly $1.5 million including GST, with portions of the funding pool earmarked for two particular focus areas – on-ground green infrastructure projects, and Regional Climate Partnership coordination activities.

The primary objective of the Water Sustainability Grants is to achieve better management of water-related benefits to and impacts on land, watercourses and coastal and marine environments, including improving the resilience of communities. Better management of water-related benefits and impacts in Green Adelaide will contribute to the achievement of our seven priorities:

  • Coastal management, by addressing land-based impacts on coastal and marine habitats.
  • Water resources and wetlands, by working for the continuous improvement of our creeks, rivers, groundwater and wetlands.
  • Green streets and flourishing parklands, by recognising the synergies of fit-for-purpose water provision, at-source infiltration, and other sustainable water management opportunities for urban greening.
  • Biodiversity sensitive and water sensitive urban design (BSUD and WSUD), by supporting projects that integrate these contemporary design philosophies into their overall design processes.
  • Controlling pest plants and animals, through projects which include the management of pest plants as part of broader management of our creeks, rivers and wetlands.
  • Nature education, by supporting projects which involve communities and create assets for ongoing community engagement with nature.
  • Fauna, flora and ecosystem health in the urban environment, with projects that create opportunities to protect existing ecosystems and create new habitat through better water management.

Applications close Monday 31 August 2020:

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Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.