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La Grange-West Canning Basin: Groundwater for Growing Opportunities

Investigating the availability and reliability of water from the West Canning Basin - Sandfire, one of the largest groundwater systems in the State.

Proposed Timeline

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  • Project commenced

    January 2015
  • Skuthorpe allocation statement

    November 2015
  • Skuthorpe Horticulture Area land release

    July 2016
  • Evaluation Statement for La Grange Groundwater area

    September 2017
  • Review of West Canning Basin section of Pilbara groundwater allocation plan complete

    December 2017
  • West Canning Basin (Shay Gap) soil and land capability report

    May 2018
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La Grange – West Canning Basin: Groundwater for Growing Opportunities

This component of the Water for Food project will investigate and confirm the presence, reliability and availability of water in the West Canning Basin - Sandfire, one of the largest groundwater systems in the State.

With the area having significant potential for higher value agricultural production and substantial irrigation expansion, the project will also examine land tenure options to allow for large scale third party investment.

Related Publications

Title Date Project Type
Pilbara Surplus Mine Dewater Study - Summary 2015 La Grange-West Canning Basin: Groundwater for Growing Opportunities Water
Water for Food brochure 2016 Bonaparte Plains - Ord East Kimberley Expansion , Knowsley Agricultural Area Water Investigation , La Grange-West Canning Basin: Groundwater for Growing Opportunities , Water Information Conversion Water for Food
Projects Summary brochure 2016 Bonaparte Plains - Ord East Kimberley Expansion , Knowsley Agricultural Area Water Investigation , La Grange-West Canning Basin: Groundwater for Growing Opportunities , Water Information Conversion Water for Food
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