The Program

Water Efficiency Program is designed to help eligible water rights holders improve their water efficiency and in turn to return more water to the Basin and meet targets under the Basin Plan.

The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Agriculture will fund eligible projects aimed at saving water in the Murray–Darling Basin with neutral or positive social and economic impact.


The Commonwealth will provide funding 1.75 times the current market value of the water rights you will transfer. Read more on Australian Government Department of Agriculture Website .  You keep any extra water savings that the project generates.


Eligible Activities offered through RWA

RWA has been approved to deliver the complete suite of project streams, including;

  • ​Urban water efficiency projects

  • Industrial water efficiency projects

  • Off-farm projects

  • Metering projects

  •  On-farm projects

Why choose RWA ?

Simply put, we reduce delivery risk and make the process as easy as possible for you.

Our staff bring well established relationships and are highly experienced in managing the interaction with government to ensure the projects we manage are delivered efficiently and effectively.  We are experienced in navigating complexity associated with the proposal development, approvals, water transfers and ongoing reporting.

We work for you to maximise your financial and water saving outcomes.

Our Fees

Our administrative cost fee includes planning, negotiation,  delivery and reporting to manage completion of the project.  A socio-economic assessment is require for project proposals. Commonwealth funding support may be available for socio-economics work, but contribution from proponents may be required.

Administrative Costs Fee

Fee’s as a % of total project costs

<$250,000                        Flat fee

$   250,000- $500,000      12.00%

$   500,001 - $1,000,000  10.00%

$1,000,001 - $2,000,000    8.25%

$2,000,001 - $3,000,000    6.75%

$3,000,001 - $5,000,000    6.50%

$5,000,001 - $7,000,000    5.50%

$7,000,001 - $10,000,000  5.50%

>$10,000,000                     5.50%


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