2016

Water Irrigation Innovation Grants program

12/01/2017

A competitive grants program has been established to drive investment in innovative water use for agriculture, supporting local industry development in regional, remote and rural areas.

The $20 million Water Irrigation Innovations Grants program will run for four years, providing up to $5 million each year through two funding rounds, encouraging industry-led ideas and solutions to optimise use of the State’s water assets to further drive economic growth.

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Draft Master Plan Launch released

21/12/2016

Exciting announcements in the irrigation and food production space were the topic of discussion in Carnarvon on 7 December when Water Minister Mia Davies released the draft Gascoyne Master Plan for public comment.

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Mowanjum wins 2016 Premier's Award

8/11/2016

Water for Food’s Mowanjum Irrigation Trial has been recognised for excellence in the 2016 Premier’s Awards.
The project received the award in the category Improving Aboriginal Outcomes and was then selected as the Overall Winner, beating 18 other finalists.

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Stakeholders visit Myalup-Wellington

24/08/2016

Key stakeholders recently visited the Myalup-Wellington area to discuss the next stage of the $5.7 million Water for Food project, which will investigate alternatives for additional water supply options to support the expansion of the Myalup Irrigated Agricultural Precinct and the Collie River Irrigation District.

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Water for Food launches new website

17/07/2016

The website will help keep stakeholders, including farmers, investors and the general public better informed about the Water for Food initiative and the economic benefits to regional areas across the State.

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Gascoyne project announces master plan

14/07/2016

Western Australia’s Gascoyne region is set to benefit from a master plan that will be developed to guide the future expansion of the region’s food bowl as part of the $2.6m Water for Food Gascoyne Master Plan project.

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