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Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment

Investigating groundwater availability in the area between Gingin and Dongara, one of the most economically promising irrigation zones in the State.

Proposed Timeline

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  • Preliminary groundwater assessment completed

    Feb 2015
  • Community workshop held to generate selection criteria for focus areas

    Mid 2015
  • Technical Working Group report on potential focus areas

    Late 2015
  • Irwin and Dinner Hill focus areas selected

    Nov 2015
  • Infrastructure assessment completed

    June 2016
  • Irwin and Dinner Hill water investigations commence

    Mid 2016
  • North Perth Basin hydrogeological report released

    Jan 2017
  • Irwin and Dinner Hill water investigations completed

    April 2017
  • Soil assessment and land capability report for Irwin and Dinner Hill focus area finalised

    June 2017
  • Crop and climate analysis finalised

    Dec 2017
  • Release of the Midlands Water for Food information package

    June 2018
  • Release of Focus Area Allocation Statements

    June 2018
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Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment

Already producing a significant proportion of Western Australian fresh fruit and vegetables, and with large tracts of relatively inexpensive grazing land close to Perth, the Midlands region offers extensive opportunities for irrigated horticultural expansion.

In partnership with a range of local stakeholders, this project will undertake detailed groundwater investigations in the Irwin area near Dongara and the Dinner Hill area north of Dandaragan, to determine the quantity and quality of water available, as well as further infrastructure, soil and crop analysis to identify suitable land to support growth in the region.

A comprehensive information package covering the region’s local water resources, soil types, crop suitability and local infrastructure, is being compiled and will be made available to the community, local growers and potential investors as it becomes available.

Related Publications

Title Date Project Type
High quality agricultural land in Western Australia – a new decision tool for planning 2016 Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment Environmental
Midlands - Regional And Localised Infrastructure Assessment Report 2016 Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment Social/Cultural
Preliminary Groundwater Assessment of the Midlands Region 2015 Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment Water
Midlands brochure 2016 Midlands: Groundwater and Land Assessment Water for Food
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