Water Sustainability Grants

Our Water Sustainability Grants fund individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and councils to deliver projects that help protect and better manage our water resources across metropolitan Adelaide.

Water Sustainability Grants are for projects that better integrate water into urban environments to reduce impacts on water quality and runoff on our environmental and built assets, and create a cooler, greener and wilder capital city.

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More than half a million dollars in grants was awarded to 10 water sustainability projects in 2021-22.

The grant agreements are offered on a multi-year basis to allow successful recipients to exercise better alignment of grant funds with project milestones.

The 2020/21 round of Water Sustainability Grants funded more than $1.2 million towards 9 projects that are now increasing green cover in suburban parks, and using stormwater for park watering across metropolitan Adelaide.

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Successful Water Sustainability Grant recipients

2021-22 round

Grant recipient Grant project title
City of Campbelltown Improving water flows to Wadmore Park/Pulyonna Wirra
City of Mitcham WSUD Collaborative Research Projects 2022-2024
City of Salisbury Greening and Cooling Salisbury – Options Assessment
St Mary’s College Ecological Education through Theatre
City of Tea Tree Gully Dry Creek - expansion of recycled water network
City of Charles Sturt Western Adelaide Water Lead
The Corporation of the City of Adelaide Stormwater Channel 16 Rehabilitation
The Corporation of the City of Adelaide WSUD Priority Investment Study (WPIS)
Gums Landcare Group Incorporated Third Creek Erosion Management Project in The Gums Reserve
City of Marion Demonstration Project - Raingarden for the Edwardstown Industrial Precinct

2020-21 round

Grant recipient Grant project title
City of Adelaide Water Sensitive City Events
City of Burnside (on behalf of Resilient East) Regional coordinator – Resilient East
City of Marion (on behalf of Resilient South) Regional coordinator – Resilient South
City of Mitcham Green engineering collaborative research project
City of Mitcham Pasadena Biodiversity Corridor
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Burchell Reserve water sustainability upgrade design
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters St Peters Street upgrade design
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Trinity Valley drainage upgrade design
City of Tea Tree Gully Montague Road Reserve water management and revegetation project