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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Part 3: Capital Measures (continued)

Environment

Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Programme — reduced funding

Capital ($m)
2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
Department of the Environment ‑16.0 ‑6.7

The Government will achieve savings of $22.7 million over two years from 2017‑18 from the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Programme through a reduction in funding for water buybacks. The Government will continue to provide $3.8 billion over nine years from 2015‑16 for the programme.

The savings from this measure will be redirected by the Government to repair the Budget and fund policy priorities.