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Horticultural expansion and development in the Geraldton region

By July 19, 2018 No Comments

The report examines four scenarios for expansion; grower based expansion, which would require an additional 1.3GL water per annum; growth at Bootenal Flats from Geraldton Airport to Walkaway, which would require access to 1.2GL of water; Greenough Flats expansion, requiring around 1.8GL of water; and growth into the Irwin Valley.

The report found there is an opportunity for industry and government to investigate the development of a purpose-built irrigation scheme. There is also potential for growers to also pursue alternative water supplies such as recycled water, desalination technology and more flexible contract arrangements with the Water Corporation to aid in expansion.

To read the full report click here AGWA PDF REPORT FINAL_180718

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