Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme
The Southern Forest Irrigation Scheme is an agricultural irrigation scheme being developed in the Manjimup-Pemberton area in south west Western Australia. The proposed scheme will comprise a 15 GL dam located on Record Brook and a pipeline distribution network that will supply water to irrigators who have purchased a water entitlement for the scheme.
Water for the scheme will be of high quality and reliability and will be supplied from peak flows in the Donnelly River. The scheme will be designed to ensure that environmental flows within the catchment are retained.
The scheme will be owned and operated by the Southern Forests Irrigation Co-operative Ltd and all scheme water users will be members of the Co-operative.
In 2016 interested landholders in the area were requested to express their interest in purchasing irrigation water through a letter of intent process. The information received from the letters of intent was used to develop a conceptual design for the scheme, costings and a business case.
In order to progress the scheme, the Southern Forests Irrigation Co-operative Ltd has invited interested parties to join the Co-operative and to enter into binding water entitlements agreements.
The following water sales information package provides all the relevant information and forms for landholders interested in entering into a water entitlement agreement and purchasing water from the scheme.
Water Sales Information Package
Please note, the water sales process has now closed.
One on One Consultations with Agronomists
One on one appointments with a consultant agronomist are also available for those wishing to discuss their specific business needs.
Bookings can be made by contacting Jenni Boyle on:
P: 08 9780 6155
For more information
If you have further questions regarding the scheme, please contact one of the Southern Forests Irrigation Co-operative Directors.