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Water Tank Rebate

Western Downs residents looking to install a rainwater tank on their property will be offered a significant rebate under a common-sense plan to boost resilience by Western Downs Regional Council.

The Rainwater Tank Subsidy Scheme has been delivered as part of the 2022/23 Council Budget. The program offers a generous incentive to help increase water storage across the region, creating an additional 6.3 megalitres of water capacity for our region since the program's inception in 2020/21.

The rebate amount will vary between $500 and $1,000 depending on the size of tank purchased. The rebate applies to new tanks only, and will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.

The rebate will only be available through a pre-approval process and reimbursed when proof of purchase is provided. Council will also attend the property to ensure the tank is fully installed and operational.

Applications must be submitted via Council's Online Grants Platform.

Rebate Types

GRANT TYPE AMOUNT OPENING/CLOSING DATE
5,000 litres and greater $500 23 July 2020 / 30 June 2022
10,000 litres and greater $750 23 July 2020 / 30 June 2022
20,000 litres and greater $1000 23 July 2020 / 30 June 2022
40,000 litres and greater* $2000 22 September 2021/ 30 June 2022

*this grant is only available to residents connected to Council's non-potable water supply schemes

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