A 100,000 megalitre water allocation needed for Richmond irrigation plan

Sally Gall
Updated April 20 2021 - 9:51am, first published April 19 2021 - 6:00pm
Richmond Shire Mayor John Wharton and CEO Peter Bennett display the agriculture project overview brochure they're using to seek funding.
Richmond Shire Mayor John Wharton and CEO Peter Bennett display the agriculture project overview brochure they're using to seek funding.

The Richmond Shire Council is seeking a 100,000 megalitre water allocation from the state government and a $100 million grant from the federal government in order to kickstart a bold water capture and irrigated farming project in the region.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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