Funding Available in Victoria – applications open 2nd June

Following the success in Round 1, the Living Rivers Fund will open for its second round on the 2nd of June 2014 and our team at Storm is poised to assist you with your application and project

Earlier this year, Melbourne Water distributed $3.2 million for Integrated Water Cycle Management Projects through Round 1 of it’s Living Rivers Fund, enabling 50 of the 80 Council project applications to move forward.  The program is intend to provide councils with additional support to realise their potential to manage their stormwater with an integrated approach.    From on-ground works to more strategic projects, the underlying focus is to build capacity within council to implement these projects into the future.  The Round 2 fund opening offers councils another opportunity to advance more projects and build their capacity.  Successful projects varied in scope and included wetlands, stormwater harvesting, WSUD, impervious disconnections, masterplans, IWM Plans and source pollution programs.

Storm have worked with the Living Rivers Program for over 10 years and have assisted in developing projects from feasibility or “its just an idea” through to on-ground constructed works and education of the local community.  Through this collaboration we have established an excellent working relationship with the Living Rivers Officers which will help us tailor funding submissions to meet funding criteria. Our work with the Little Stringybark Creek disconnection project was created through our relationship with the Living Rivers team and we are extremely proud of the project outcomes.  Its landmark projects like this that Storm could help your Council improve the liveability of its region and move ever step closer to becoming a Water Sensitive City.

For more information on how we can help you call the Victorian Team Leader – Jamie Tainton on (03) 9208 0111 or via email: jamie@stormconsulting-wp.azurewebsites.net

For more information on the fund visit: http://www.melbournewater.com.au/getinvolved/applyforfunding/Pages/Living-Rivers-funding-and-support.aspx