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Final round of River Murray irrigation grant program

Seventy-seven River Murray-based irrigation projects have been offered a share of $38 million in funding under the fourth and final round of the highly successful Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (3IP).

If all projects accept their offers, it will mean a total of 259 projects will have received funding under the $240 million program since it first opened in 2014.

Round Four proposals include new solar energy and netting projects, as well as new winegrape plantings and uptake of new food manufacturing technology.

An estimated 550 new jobs will be created by the time the 3IP finishes in mid-2019, while the final round of projects means South Australia is on track to reach the program’s 40 GL target for water recovery.

Workshops with successful applicants have been held in Murray Bridge to provide information on what happens next in regards to finalising contracts and beginning projects.

Source: SA Government