Applications are invited for the

MGI Irrigation Environmental Management Fund for 2020

 The Fund has been established to support environmental enhancement projects in the Waihao Downs and Morven Glenavy Ikawai Irrigation areas. Priority for the distribution and use of the Fund will be given to the following types of projects:

  • Physical protection of, stock exclusion from. And indigenous vegetation planting along riparian margins of rivers and streams;
  • Protection and enhancement of mahinga kai sites;
  • Wetland enhancement and wetland creation, including the development of wetlands along intermittent streams;
  • Permanent protection of wetland areas that could contain mudfish
  • Reduction or mitigation of hill country erosion and sediment runoff, provided that the intended use of the land involved is not for agricultural purposes;
  • Projects for the enhancement of Scheme Farmers own properties, that are not directly covered by Farm Environment Plan requirements, may be eligible for up to 50% levy rebate provided that the project can demonstrate environmental benefits;
  • Environmental management projects required as a result of the effects of the operation of the Irrigation Scheme, that are not covered by individual Farm Environment Plan requirements or resource consent conditions.

Click for the WDI Environmental Fund Application Form and the Guideline for Waihao Downs Irrigation Environmental Fund Proposals.

Applications close on 31 May 2020

If you require information in addition to what is available on the website, please contact Judith Ireland (Environmental Manager) by phone on 0275223354 or email