More Gulf water available now to drive development and jobs
More than 100,000 megalitres of water have been made available to help drive jobs and development in farming and tourism in the north western Gulf.
Water was now available for existing users and potential new businesses along the Gilbert, Norman, Leichhardt and Nicholson Rivers.
This allocation will help build on Queensland’s traditional agriculture strength as well as supporting businesses to grow in sectors like tourism.
Already on the drawing board are some new irrigated agriculture opportunities such as cotton, sorghum and chick peas as well as the expansion of some existing farms including the north’s mango plantations.
The water may also create tourism opportunities for caravan and holiday parks on the Queensland portion of the 3700 kilometre Savannah Way - one of Australia’s longest and arguably one of its most fascinating driving routes.
Offers and new packages are now available for existing users as well as potential new small, medium or large business ventures along the Gilbert, Norman, Leichhardt and Nicholson Rivers.
Any water licences issued will include conditions to protect the environment and existing water users.
To apply for water or for more information about the Gulf unallocated water release visitwww.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/water/catchments-planning/unallocated-water/gulf or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 2 July 2020