Thousands of megalitres of water will be made available from next month with Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham announcing that 92,500 megalitres of water would be made available from late August in the Flinders and Gilbert River catchments.
The Minister says this release will be at a fixed price rather than a tender process.
“The water will be unallocated water from the general reserve and comes on top of water licences totalling 100 000 megalitres granted earlier this year in the Gulf water plan area.”
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines will engage with local landholders, and the Etheridge Shire Council.
“DNRM will be in the area, speaking to landholders and council over the next few weeks.”
“I’d encourage landholders and local businesses interested in buying this water to monitor their local newspapers and DNRM’s website for application details.”
Already 220,000 megalitres of water entitlements have been granted in the Flinders catchment and another 631 550 megalitres of general reserve remains unallocated in the Gulf water plan area.