Program funding information

Details about the Programs funding Streams, funding approval, assurance and reporting requirements can be found on this page.

Funding under Stream 1 - Risk prioritisation

The department has compiled a database of known significant risks and issues across all 93 eligible Regional water and sewage service providers throughout NSW. New risks can be identified through IWCMs.

These risks have been prioritised for Stream 1 funding support under SSWP subject to budget availability.

All LWUs have been sent a Risk Prioritisation Advice letter summarising details about the Prioritisation Review Framework, the role of the Prioritisation Review Panel, how new and / or existing risks and issues may be updated, which risk score categories may be considered for funding and advice detailing the position of their identified risks and issues within the Program Prioritisation Framework. The letter includes:

Risk advice letters will be sent to LWU’s periodically to include new risks, updated risk ratings and removal of risks that have been resolved.

LWUs will be advised separately if an eligible risk has been prioritised for resolution and this will trigger further discussion around options to mitigate the risk. We recommend the use of the SSWP Project plan/Business case template for projects under $10 million.

Risk prioritisation frequently asked questions

This list of FAQs answers questions that councils may have about the prioritisation letters we have sent out. Please refer to this list before lodging a query. You can view the FAQs webpage or download a copy of the FAQs fact sheet.

Have a risk or issue query?

Lodge a risk or issue query using the online form.

Funding under Stream 2 - Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy and Regional Town Water Strategy (RTWS)

The Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Strategy is a local water utility’s resourcing strategy for the provision of appropriate, affordable, cost–effective and sustainable urban water services that meet community needs and protect public health and the environment.

Joint Organisational RTWS is the strategic assessment and planning for regional solutions to town water supply treatment across and/or beyond individual council water utilities boundaries. Check our RTWS funding information.

LWUs can register interest in funding for an Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy under Stream 2 of the Safe and Secure Water Program, please complete the online form.

View a sample of the typical funding deed (low risk) (PDF 253.1 KB).

Funding approval, assurance and reporting requirements

View the overview poster for the funding assurance framework and project lifecycle (PDF 706.8 KB).

Successful proponents will be required to adhere to funding approval, assurance and reporting requirements (PDF 749.5 KB).

Projects will be required to submit a Project Completion Report. Download the Project Completion Report form (PDF 197.5 KB) and email it to

The SSWP program management office (PMO) will administer the funding grant. View the sample funding deeds, funding deed (low risk) (PDF 253.1 KB) and design and construction phase funding deed (PDF 446.9 KB).