Two Parcels Of Land To Be Purchased For Ord Irrigation Scheme

Two Parcels Of Land To Be Purchased For Ord Irrigation Scheme

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

Ord Expansion Preferred Proponents Selected

Victor P Taffa

  • Preferred proponents selected for Ord West Bank and Mantinea
  • Part of State Government’s Ord-East Kimberley expansion project

The State Government’s Ord-East Kimberley expansion project is building momentum with the announcement of preferred proponents for two parcels of land.

Kimberley Agricultural Investment Pty Ltd and TFS Corporation have been selected for Mantinea and Ord West Bank respectively.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the successful development of 5,000 ha of the Ord West Bank and Mantinea land was another major step in unleashing the region’s potential.

 

“The Ord-East Kimberley expansion project is one of the most significant and exciting investments made in agriculture in this State’s history, and I look forward to seeing the Ord further evolve into a world-class agricultural precinct.” Mr. Redman said.

“The land release will increase the size of the Ord irrigation scheme area to 35,000 ha, and will further contribute to sustainable performance of the Ord region.”

“This is another example of Royalties for Regions investment helping to build vibrant regions with strong economies.” Mr. Redman said.

The Minister acknowledged the continuing support of the Miriuwung Gajerrong people, whose consent to surrender native title lands under the Ord Final Agreement made the project possible.

The Ord-East Kimberley expansion project is a $517 Million project, with $322.5 Million invested from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Fact File

  • The release of Ord West Bank and Mantinea lands is consistent with the intent of the Ord Final (native title) Agreement and follows previous successful land releases of Packsaddle, Goomig and Knox Plain lands