About the Safe and Secure Water Program

The Safe and Secure Water Program was established to address key risks to regional water safety and security in NSW, to provide safe, secure and sustainable water and wastewater services to regional NSW towns.

The program was established in August 2017 under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fund. Although the investment so far has delivered significant benefits, recent reviews of the program identified potential improvements to better target the available funding.

The Safe and Secure Water Program is transitioning. The following information relates to the revised program criteria.

For details about program criteria and submission of applications for eligible projects in the transition period see Transition of Safe and Secure Water Program

What’s new

In October 2018 the program was relaunched with new program criteria designed to:

  • prioritise projects that address the highest risks and issues for regional NSW water
  • ensure a minimum level of service in smaller towns where the cost of critical infrastructure outweighs the economic benefits provided
  • provide more flexibility by including non-infrastructure options, where this is cost-effective.

Applicant frequently asked questions and answers

Do you have a question about the program? We may have already answered it. Find out by reading our frequently asked questions.

New program guidelines

The relaunched program will provide funding for water security, water quality and environmental infrastructure solutions

Under the new Safe and Secure Water Program, three streams of funding are available:

  • Funding stream 1: Development and delivery of water quality, water security and environmental solutions. This is the main stream of funding under the program
  • Funding stream 2: Integrated water cycle management (IWCM) strategies
  • Funding stream 3: High-risk dams

The revised Safe and Secure Water Program scheduled to run for five to seven years, or until all funding is committed.

See the program guidelines for more details.

Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy funding

To register your interest in funding for an Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy under Stream 2 of the Safe and Secure Water Program please complete the following form:

Online Form

Approved projects

Information on the approved projects can be viewed on our interactive map.