2015

2015

Myalup groundwater investigations underway

17/12/2015

Airborne groundwater investigations in the Myalup area started at the end of November. The aerial survey involved a helicopter flying about 90 metres above the ground with a giant magnet hanging 60 metres below it, to help identify new water sources and define the quality and availability of groundwater.

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Mowanjum making hay while the sun shines

17/12/2015

The first commercial hay bale at Mowanjum Pastoral Station was produced in Early November as part of the innovative irrigation trial in the West Kimberley.

The milestone came just weeks after water flowed for the first time through the newly installed centre pivot irrigation system on the Aboriginal pastoral station.

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Strong Response to the Wellington Dam EOI

17/12/2015

There has been a high level of interest in helping increase the availability of water from Wellington Dam. The expressions of interest process in the Wellington Dam project closed in October with 15 responses received from a wide range of organisations and consortia.

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Water allocation planning in the Skuthorpe area

30/11/2015

The Skuthorpe groundwater subarea is located 15 km east of Broome along Broome Road. It is proclaimed as part of the Broome groundwater area under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act, meaning water users require a water licence to lawfully abstract groundwater.

The Skuthorpe subarea contains the Skuthorpe horticultural area of 370 hectares located approximately 20 km east of Broome along Broome Road. It was first developed in 1991 and comprises a series of freehold lots fronting Broome Road.

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Land Tenure Road Show

13/11/2015

The Water for Food team, through both the Departments of Lands and Water, are happy to announce a travelling road show providing information sessions on the Land Tenure Pathway for Irrigated Agriculture.

The road show will visit Broome, Derby, Port Hedland and Gascoyne Junction and provide guests with with a clear understanding of the processes and the associated costs, risks, timeframes and opportunities for tenure change for irrigated agricultural proposals.

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Minister and Southern Forests Tasmania Tour

22/09/2015

Water Minister Mia Davies said high-upside irrigation precincts like Manjimup, Carnarvon, Harvey-Collie-Myalup and the Swan Coastal Plain could benefit from knowledge gained in new market-driven irrigation schemes being rolled out across Tasmania.

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Wellington Dam Expression of Interest released

22/09/2015

Water Minister Mia Davies has called for innovative ideas to increase the availability of water from the second largest dam in Western Australia, Wellington Dam in the South West. This $5.7 million Water for Food Myalup-Wellington project is exploring water supply options to decrease the reliance on groundwater supplies in the region and expand both the Myalup Irrigated Agricultural Precinct and the Collie River Irrigation District.

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