Sustainable Water Partner Program NSW

The Sustainable Water Partner Program provides businesses supplied with water from a source in Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley with a rebate to improve their water efficiency.

Application detail:

Applications may be made at any time.

What you get?

Up to $25,000 in rebates.

Who is this for?

Businesses in the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Lismore and the Richmond Valley.


The Sustainable Water Partner Program can provide your business with a rebate to save water. The program is designed to help your business:

  • improve water efficiency
  • save money by reducing water, sewage, liquid trade waste and energy bills
  • receive recognition for sustainability.

Financial rebates are available to engage a specialist waster consultant to undertake a water efficiency plan. If you implement some of the water efficient projects suggested in the water plan than you may be eligible for a rebate, including the following:

  • toilets and urinals – $150 per toilet
  • showerheads – $50 per showerhead
  • taps – $75 per tap/tap set
  • rainwater tanks – $1500 (for tanks between 2kL and 10 kL)
  • commercial washing machines – $500 per machines
  • water recycling – lesser of $3500/ML/A saved or 50% of project costs
  • leak repairs – lesser of $3500/ML/A saved or 50% of project costs
  • water meters – 15% of the cost of purchase and installation of the meters
  • other – lesser of $3500/ML/A saved or 50% of project costs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be a business, using in excess of five megalitres of Rous County Council supplied water located in the local government areas of:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Sustainable Water Partner Program.