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$45.6 million for job-creating water infrastructure for Northern Adelaide

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Aug 18, 2017

More good news for SA

The Coalition Government is delivering funding of $45.6 million to get capital works underway on the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme.

This project will deliver more affordable and secure water supplies to farmers in the region, expanding irrigated agriculture and supporting high-tech greenhouse horticulture.

This is another demonstration of this Government getting on with the business of building the water infrastructure of the future, to support rural and regional growth and prosperity.

The Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme is expected to start delivering water to irrigators by early 2019.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce:

"This project is funded under the Coalition's $500 million National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (NWIDF), which funds water infrastructure projects to help rural and regional Australia reach its full productive and economic potential.

"This project is a real win for South Australia. It is expected to create more than 3700 new full-time jobs and generate more than half a billion dollars in economic activity.

"We're investing in the infrastructure of tomorrow so we can expand our production to meet global food demand that is set to rise by 75 per cent between 2007 and 2050. This project will be key to developing greater market access for South Australian producers to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Singapore.

"This project is a great example of the kind of infrastructure we are delivering across the country, to create jobs and stimulate economic growth for the benefit of all Australians, including in rural and regional communities."

Senator for South Australia and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ru...
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