Water and Sewerage funding applications close soon
  • Monday 15 November 2010

Applications for the first round of Sunshine Coast Council’s Water and Sewerage Funding Program close this Friday 19 November.

The new one-year community benefit funding program will help successful applicants pay a percentage of the rise in their water costs as well as supporting the development of water efficiency plans. The program will be offered in two rounds this financial year that are tied to Unitywater’s two billing periods.

Financial Management and Business Unit Performance Portfolio holder councillor Chris Thompson said the new funding program will provide up to $1 million to help not-for-profit organisations pay their water bills and become more water efficient.

"The program aims to provide community organisations with assistance with their water bills while also encouraging an increased commitment to more sustainable water management planning and practice," he said.

Funding recipients will be required to continue or to develop a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) within twelve months.

Council will provide information and support towards the development of WEMPs and the future purchase of water harvesting/ management devices.

Applications for the first billing period can only be lodged in round one, which close this Friday 19 November 2010.

To make an application and to view guidelines, eligibility criteria and information about developing Water Efficiency Management Plans, visit council's web.

When applying for this program, organisations will need to provide supporting documentation, including:

  • copy of Unitywater account detailing current water and sewerage charges (July 2010)
  • copy of Sunshine Coast Council from previous like billing period (July 2009)
  • evidence of not-for-profit status.

For program inquiries or for assistance with completing an application please contact council’s customer service on 07 5475 7272 or email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au