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Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) encourages all customers who would like to upgrade their on-farm infrastructure to consider applying for funding under the second round of the Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP2) in New South Wales. The project is to provide an opportunity for irrigators to undertake eligible on-farm activities to improve the efficiency and productivity of water use and management in exchange for transferring water savings to the Australian Government.
To be eligible to access funding, you must not have a current application accepted or pending with any other Australian Government funded on-farm initiative. Other eligibility requirements are listed below.
Eligible integrated on-farm activities are activities that complement the proposed water delivery system upgrades and contribute to the total water saving from the project. Such activities may include:
The following activities are ineligible activities for the purposes of on-farm works:
To access funding for eligible on-farm activities, you will be required to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) application with MI.
For further information, contact our On-farm Works Team, phone (02) 6962 0200
or Email: email@example.com
The project will require participating customers to complete a legally binding proponent agreement that reflects the mandatory requirements specified by the Australian Government. This includes the requirement that funding must be used for eligible on-farm activities that are undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the proponent agreement.
Eligible on-farm activities must be performed by providers listed on a provider panel. The panel arrangement will be established by MI through a competitive process.
The list of vendors, suppliers and/or service providers included in the approved panel arrangement will be published and on this website when established.
Participating customers will be required to obtain quotes from three vendors, suppliers and/or service providers from the panel arrangement to ensure a competitive process has occurred. Fewer than three quotes may be acceptable only if there are insufficient vendors, suppliers and/or service providers that can provide quotes.
MI will not provide approval to any participating customer to undertake eligible on-farms activities using vendors, suppliers and/or service providers not included on the approved panel arrangement.
MI will ensure minimum Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements for customers, vendors, suppliers and service providers, including all to meet relevant NSW WHS legislation, will form part of the mandatory selection criteria for the panel arrangements and with any obligations specified in the proponent agreements with participating customers.
Participating customers must provide suitable evidence of currency and minimum accepted levels of public liability insurance that satisfies the requirement of proponent agreements with participating customers.
The Building Code 2013 sets out the Australian Government’s expected standards for all building industry participants involved in Australian Government-funded construction projects. The Building Code 2013 came into effect on 1 February 2013. More information can be found at http://www.employment.gov.au/building-code-2013
Provider Panel list
Supplier Information for
Download an Expression of Interest Form
Further information is available in the factsheet or by contacting the Project Manager – On-Farm Works, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (02) 6962 0200
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