Central Gippsland Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program

Applications for funding under the Central Gippsland Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program are open from Monday the 20th of September. 

Aims of the Incentives Program 

The Central Gippsland Irrigation Efficiency Incentives Program encourages irrigators within  Central Gippsland to undertake farm planning and on-farm irrigation upgrades to improve  irrigation practices, improve farm productivity and reduce the impacts of irrigation on the  environment. 

Rebates are available for the following activities. 

 Farm Planning: 

  • New Irrigation Farm Plans 
  • Updated Irrigation Farm Plans 

Funding is available for irrigation farm planning on a first come – first serve basis. Applications can be submitted from Monday 20th September. 

 On Ground Works: 

  • Reuse Systems 
  • Flood to Spray/Drip Conversion 
  • Best Practice Surface Irrigation 

Funding is limited and new eligibility criteria are in place.

Eligible infrastructure projects that meet the program objectives will be allocated through a random ballot process after the application period has closed. 

Applications can be submitted between Monday 20th September and Friday 29th October

We have prepared two booklets for landholders to look at which will help in their decision making.

They cover:

Irrigation Farm Planning

On Ground Works

For further information please contact the Irrigation Team at the West Gippsland CMA on 1300 094 262 or email alexis.c.killoran@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

This project is funded by the Victorian Governments Sustainable Irrigation Program and administered by the West Gippsland CMA in partnership with Agriculture Victoria.

Vegetable irrigation
Spray irrigation working in Newry area. Photo courtesy Craig Moodie.