Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Program (IGABIIP)

The Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Program (IGABIIP) provides funding to repair uncontrolled bores and replace bores drains with pipeline reticulation systems in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).

Eligible projects can receive government funding of up to 90%, with participants contributing at least 10% of the total cost. This information explains the eligibility criteria and how to apply for funding.

About the program

The program is a successor to the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative (GABSI) and is jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.

Previous programs have resulted in pressure increases and significant water savings in many areas, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the Great Artesian Basin. To date the programs have resulted in:

  • 700 bores rehabilitated
  • 14,000km of bore drain replaced with piping
  • 207,000 megalitres of estimated water savings per year.

Who can apply

You must own a legally operating GAB bore to be eligible, as well as meet other criteria detailed in the IGABIIP guidelines.

What projects are eligible?

Your project must involve one or more of the following:

  • rehabilitation of a legal, uncontrollable flowing bore
  • piping of a legal bore drain
  • rehabilitation of a bore rehabilitated under earlier programs where there has been a critical infrastructure failure.

Important dates

  • 30 April 2018: Applications are now closed
  • 31 March 2019: Project works must be completed

How to apply

Read the IGABIIP guidelines and use the application form below. Before applying, phone (07) 4529 1355 or email


If your application is approved, you will need to enter into a contract with the Queensland Government. The following samples are provided for information purposes only – actual agreements may vary.

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